ISM & Mycored

MycoKey objectives

MycoKey aims at developing smart, integrated, sustainable solutions and innovative tool kits to reduce the major mycotoxins in economically important food and feed chains(Fig. 1). A comprehensive assessment of knowledge available at a global scale will be integrated in the development of MycoKey technical and management solutions for their application at key control/management points in the major affected food and feed chains at risk, with a focus on regulated mycotoxins in maize [aflatoxins (AFLA), deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEA),fumonisins(FUM)], wheat and barley [(DON, ZEAand ochratoxin A (OTA)] and unregulated mycotoxins (T-2 and HT-2 toxins). These crops represent nearly 60% of global cereal production. Other affected crops/commodities, such as dried fruits and grapes, relevant to international trade areas, will be considered for effective key intervention on AFLA and OTA.


  • to generate innovative and integrated solutions  and support stakeholders in effective and sustainable mycotoxin management along food and feed chains.
  • to give a sound contribution for reducing mycotoxin contamination mainly in Europe and China, significant areas for their increasing mycotoxin occurrence, growing international trade of commodities and contaminated batches.

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