14 October 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
organised under MycoRed project by Tubitak MAM
The Mycored Workshop has been successfully completed as an parallel event of “ 4th International Congress on Food and Nutrition” together with “3rd SAFE Consortium International Congress on Food Safety” held during 12-14 October 2011 in Istanbul Turkey. Mycored Workshop was realized in two sessions on 14 October 2011 according to workshop programme.
Before the sessions, Frans Verstreate, European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, Belgium, as an invited speaker, gave a pleanary lecture on Mycotoxins in food: a continuing challenge for regulation and science
In the first session, after brief introduction to Mycored Project, other interesting presentations were given on Economic Impact of Mycotoxin Control (by Pino Calcagni, INC), Fusarium Mycotoxins: An Emerging Problem in Dried Figs ( by Antonio Morettin, ISPA-CNR), Risk Assesment and Legislation for Mycotoxins ( by Hans Van Egmont RIKILT, The Netherlands) Post Harvest Strategies for Minimising Mycotoxin Contamination in Food Commodities (by Naresh Magan, Cranfield University, UK) and European Mapping on Fungal and Toxigenic Biodiversity of the Most Prevalent Fusarium Head Blight Causing Species in Wheat (byMatias Pasquali, Centre de Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg).
In the second session, country presentations were given by both MYCORED partner countries/institutions and invited speakers representing other Mediterranean Countries such as Syria, Morocco, France, and Spain about current mycotoxins situation in their countries and regions.
Total number of the participants in the Workshop was 67 where over 547 individuals belonging to academia, industry, and governments from 41 countries participated in the general event. There were 28 posters on mycotoxins out of 266 total poster presentations.
MYCORED Project poster has been introduced in the TUBITAK stand in the exhibition area during the event where about 22 sponsors were also located in.
During the Workshop, Networking on mycotoxins among Mediterranean Countires was also discussed and Mediterranean country represantatives were informed about the workshop planned on Plant Protection for the quality and safety of the mediterranean diet (including mycotoxins) September/October 2012, Italy.
The presentations are downloadble in the section below.
June 9-10, 2011
Moscow, Russia - Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The main task of the workshop was to compare the approaches used by specialists of Russia and the EU to prevent contamination of agricultural products by mycotoxins and limit their content in foods and feeds.
The workshop was held with the support of the MYCORED project, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
The workshop was attended by 128 professionals working in the production, storage and processing of agricultural products, safety of food stuffs and feeds. Participants represented scientific and educational organizations, government agencies, industrial and commercial enterprises from Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey, South Africa, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia.
The workshop started with presentations "New integrated strategies for reducing mycotoxins worldwide in feed and food chains: EU FP7 large collaborative project MYCORED» (A. Moretti, A. Logrieco, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Bari, Italy) and "Organizing an effective system for monitoring and regulation of mycotoxins in Russia" (V.A. Tutelyan, M.M.G. Gapparov, Institute of Nutrition, Moscow, Russia).
In total, 37 reports were presented at the workshop. They covered:
- factors causing mycotoxins accumulation in agricultural products;
- ways to prevent or limit contamination of crop production, animal feed and food stuffs by mycotoxins;
- techniques ofdisposal of mycotoxins-contaminated materials;
reducing the impact of mycotoxins in animal husbandry and poultry farming;
- features of sampling for different crops and products for purpose of for mycotoxins analyses;
- improved methods of mycotoxins detection and quantification;
- methods for genetic identification of microscopic fungi and prediction of their toxigenic potential;
- goals, objectives and outcomes of the MYCORED project;
- assess the effectiveness of mycotoxins control systems for raw materials and finished products.
The results of the workshop were summarized in the statements of B.B. Dzantiev (INBI) and A. Moretti (CNR ISPA,Italy). Significant advances in understanding the basic factors affecting the contamination of agricultural products by mycotoxins were marked as well as the emergence of new and effective solutions to reduce mycotoxins-related risks. The fruitfulness of the workshop was stressed, as well as the need for further expansion of joint efforts to develop approaches and techniques to reduce levels of mycotoxins in food and feed.
25-27 October 2010 - Cairo, Egypt
organised under MycoRed project by NRC
The workshop wase focused on the cooperation among Mediterranean Countries, with an overview on the current situation on the occurrence of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in Mediterranean Bacin.
Prevention and control of mycotoxins in Mediterranean food and feed chain, as well as Mycotoxins of Public and Animal Health Significance in the Mediterranean and other relevant themes were discussed.
23/24 March 2010 - Szeged, Hungary.
organised under MycoRed project by CRC
The workshop for Variety registration in cereals for Fusarium resistancein EU is organized by the Cereal Research Company (CRC) in cooperation with the Hungarian Variety Office under the MycoRed project.
Presentations will be focused on existing practice in countries of EU and elsewhere in the first session , on analysis of existing inoculation methods and their relation with natural inoculation severity in the second session , and on investigation of the possibility to introduce this trait on EU level together with further research needs and tasks in the third session .
This would be important as now wherever a registration took place the variety can be grown in the whole EU territory. There are cases in Hungary that registration of a cultivar was refused because of high Fusarium susceptibility, but in the other year the cultivar was grown legally in Hungary based on EU registration.
The EU registration process that would include the screening for FHB resistance in small grains of Fusarium ear rot in maize would be highly desirable to increase food and feed safety of grains produced in EU, would increase the profitability of the cereal sector and the industries using these row materials and would also initiate breeding firms and companies to perform a more effective breeding program for this trait. It seems now that the most effective fungicides against Fusarium must be withdrawn from production praxis du to EU regulation. As the fields cannot be unprotected, the increase of resistance is a primary interest of the EU.
7-12 March 2010 - Rio Cuarto, Argentina
International Fusarium Laboratory Workshop.
The Workshop, organised by UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE RÍO CUARTO (Argentina) will be taught by seven international Fusarium experts.
Participants will be introduced to standard morphological, genetic and molecular biological techniques used to identify and characterize strains of Fusarium.
Participants will learn to use morphological characters to identify the most common Fusarium species, how to make tests for vegetative compatibility groups (VCGs), how to extract, PCR amplify DNA, and to analyze DNA and sequences. More than half of the time will be spent in the laboratory working with standard strains.
H2020 -Research and Innovation Action - Societal Challenge 2 - "Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy challenge" - GA 678781 MycoKey "Integrated and innovative key actions for mycotoxin management in the food and feed chain"
Coordinator: National Research Council - Institute of Sciences of Food Production - Italy
FP7 Food Quality and Safety Priority - Large Collaborative Project - GA 222690 MycoRed - "Design and development of novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction in food and feed chains” - National Research Council - Institute of Sciences of Food Production - Italy