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Mycotoxins: Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Biofuels Byproducts (NC129, NC1025)

Schwarz, Paul
North Dakota State University
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Objective 2: Establish integrated strategies to manage and reduce mycotoxin contamination in cereals and in forages. Objective 3. Better Understand the Biology and Ecology of Mycotoxigenic Fungi.
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Malt, used in the production of beer, is the major value added use of barley. As Fusarium Head Blight occurs in much of the small grains production region of the USA, the contamination of malt and beer with Fusarium mycotoxins is possible. The objectives of this project are to gain a better understanding of the toxins present on barley, wheat and rye, and their development in the field and during processing. This information will aid processors in producing a safer product, and also help to establish guidelines that are fair to the producer.
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Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
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Natural Toxins
Bacterial Pathogens