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DON Occurrence in Cereal Grains: A North American Perspective

  15 April 2015
A recent publication on DON Occurrence in Cereal Grains available at
http://www.aaccnet.org/initiatives/Pages/FoodSafetyWorldwide.aspx


The report describes the occurrence and management of deoxynivalenol (DON) in agricultural commodities of North America, which is accomplished by (1) review of the toxicological effects of DON; (2) review of publically available data and introduction of new information regarding the occurrence of DON in wheat, corn, and barley in North America including the variability due to growing regions, grain varieties, and the year of production; (3) overview of industry practices to reduce DON contamination from field through milling when necessary; (4) review of how all in the value chain, including growers, buyers, and end users have effectively managed DON for over 20 years; (5) description of current maximum limits (MLs) associated with DON; and (6) the economic impact of any potential changes in international regulations.
This report focuses on wheat, corn, and barley grown in Canada and the USA, as these two countries are the major exporters of these grains in North America
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