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Mycotoxins [electronic resource] : detection methods, management, public health, and agricultural trade /
edited by John F. Leslie, Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, Angelo Visconti.
imprint
Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, c2008.
description
xix, 476 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1845930827 (alk. paper), 9781845930820 (alk. paper)
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Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, c2008.
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1845930827 (alk. paper)
9781845930820 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"This publication is based on contributions from participants at the Mycoglobe Conference 'Reducing Impact of Mycotoxins in Tropical Agriculture' from 13-16 September 2005 in Accra, Ghana"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
8003303
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This book provides an overview of the impact of mycotoxins on public health, and is aimed at students and researchers of mycology and mycotoxins."-- Food Science and Technology Abstracts
"This book provides an overview of the impact of mycotoxins on public health, and is aimed at students and researchers of mycology and mycotoxins."--Food Science and Technology Abstracts
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Summaries
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Mycotoxins are produced worldwide by several fungi on a range of agricultural commodities and are related to human and animal food chains. Examining mycotoxins and their impact from a public health viewpoint, this book provides an overview and introduction to the subject and examines the health, trade and legislation issues involved.
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Main Description
Mycotoxins are produced worldwide by several fungi on a wide range of agricultural commodities and are closely related to human and animal food chains. Examining mycotoxins and their impact from a public health viewpoint, this book provides an overview and introduction to the subject and examines the health, trade and legislation issues involved. Management of mycotoxins is discussed in detail as well as the global problems caused by mycotoxins.
Main Description
Mycotoxins are produced worldwide by several fungi on a wide range of agricultural commodities and are closely related to human and animal food chains. Examining mycotoxins and their impact from a public health viewpoint, this book provides an overview and introduction to the subject and examines the health, trade and legislation issues involved. Management of mycotoxins is discussed in detail as well as the global problems caused by them.
Main Description
Mycotoxins are produced worldwide by several fungi on a wide range of agricultural commodities. Exposure to them can cause severe health hazards for both domesticated animals and humans. Government regulations and routine monitoring of the food supply has decreased the risks posed by mycotoxins in developed countries. Populations in less-developed countries, however, continue to be affected due to food insecurity, few enforced regulations and unforgiving environments that favour fungal growth and toxin production. Examining mycotoxins and their impact on health and trade, this book provides an introduction to the subject and serves as a guide for the development of cross-disciplinary solutions to current problems. Through the consideration of issues such as ecology, epidemiology, occurrence, detection and awareness, priority actions are recommended from technical, institutional and policy perspectives. While focusing on the experience of sub-Saharan and tropical Africa, this book will provide agricultural researchers, health and trade specialists and policy makers with valuable information on the occurrence and considerable impact of mycotoxins, which can be applied to similarly affected areas throughout the world. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Addresses of Contributorsp. xi
Overview and Introductionp. 1
The EU MycoGlobe project: Global integration of mycotoxin and toxigenic fungal research for enhanced food safetyp. 3
IITA's research-for-development agenda for Africap. 3
Priorities for mycotoxin research in Africa identified by using the Nominal Group Discussion techniquep. 19
Health and Trade Issuesp. 27
Mycotoxins: A global problemp. 29
Modulation of the human immune system by aflatoxinp. 41
Aflatoxin exposure and impaired child growth in West Africa: An unexplored international public health burden?p. 53
Economic impact of aflatoxin contamination in Sub-Saharan Africap. 67
EU legislation on mycotoxins in food and feed: Overview of the decision-making process and recent and future developmentsp. 77
Mycotoxin Contamination and Toxigenic Fungi in Africa and the Mediterranean Basinp. 101
Mycotoxin contamination in foods in West and Central Africap. 103
Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africap. 117
The 2004 and 2005 aflatoxin tragedies in Kenya - A case studyp. 127
Mycotoxin problems in nuts and dried fruits from the Mediterranean basinp. 133
Between emerging and historical problems: An overview of the main toxigenic fungi and mycotoxin concerns in Europep. 139
The impact of mycotoxins in animal feedsp. 155
Mycotoxin Detection Methodsp. 169
Overview of detection methods for mycotoxinsp. 171
Mycotoxin concentration data quality: The role of samplingp. 185
Development of quantitative detection methods for Fusarium in cereals and their applicationp. 195
Mycotoxin Managementp. 207
Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin contamination in peanutsp. 209
Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin in maize: An African perspectivep. 219
Management of ochratoxin A in the cocoa supply chain: A summary of work by the CAOBISCO/ECA/FCC working group on ochratoxin Ap. 231
Prevention of ochratoxin A in grapes and winep. 245
Molecular approaches to development of resistance to preharvest aflatoxin contaminationp. 257
Breeding maize for resistance to mycotoxins at IITAp. 277
Etiology and management of aflatoxin contaminationp. 287
NovaSil clay for the management of dietary aflatoxins in human populationsp. 301
Food processing to reduce mycotoxins in Africap. 309
Indoor airborne exposure to molds and mycotoxinsp. 317
Institutional Issues in Mycotoxin Managementp. 325
Are Ghanaians aware of the aflatoxin menace?p. 327
Institutional aspects of sanitary and phytosanitary issues in ECOWAS tradep. 335
Institutional stakeholders in mycotoxin issues - Past, present and futurep. 349
Institutionalizing mycotoxin testing in Africap. 359
Prevention strategies for trichothecenes and ochratoxin in cerealsp. 369
International Programs on Mycotoxinsp. 385
FAO program on mycotoxin managementp. 387
Mycotoxin research in USAID's CRSP programsp. 403
CGIAR research-for-development program on mycotoxinsp. 413
Indexp. 423
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