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
), zearalenone (ZEA
[(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.