Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 455: Lack of Toxic Interaction Between Fusariotoxins in Broiler Chickens Fed throughout Their Life at the Highest Level Tolerated in the European Union
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080455
Fusarium mycotoxins (FUS)...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 452: Analysis of Mycotoxins Contamination in Poultry Feeds Manufactured in Selected Provinces of South Africa Using UHPLC-MS/MS
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080452
Sharon Maphala Mokubedi
Judith Zanele Phoku
Rumbidzai Naledi Changwa
Patrick Berka Njobeh
A total of 105 different types of poultry feed samples from South Africa were...
Maize is one of the most important cereals worldwide used for different purposes and industries. This cereal is prone to contamination with mycotoxins, such as zearalenone (ZEN) produced mainly by Fusarium graminearum, F. culmorum and F. equiseti. Toxin production under high moist conditions (aw > 0.95) is optimized with temperature alternations between low (12‐14°C) and...
This study was performed to evaluate the degradation of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) from eastern groundsel (Senecio vernalis) in grass silage prepared with different inoculants. Silages were produced from ryegrass with 230 g kg−1 dry matter (DM) content and mixed with eastern groundsel (9:1; w/w fresh matter basis) containing 5.5 g kg−1 DM PA. Treatments were: CON (...
Available online 29 July 2019 Author(s): Hiram A. Wall-Martínez, Xenia Pascari, Aleix Bigorda, Antonio J. Ramos, Sonia Marín, Vicente SanchisAbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 15 commercial yeasts in the mitigation of the Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) during the brewing process. Saccharomyces strains (10 strains of S. cerevisiae and 5 of S...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 451: Zearalenone Contamination in Corn, Corn Products, and Swine Feed in China in 2016–2018 as Assessed by Magnetic Bead Immunoassay
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080451
In total, 405 samples of corn, corn products, and swine feed from China in 2016&ndash;2018 were surveyed for zearalenone (ZEN) contamination using a...
Available online 29 July 2019 Author(s): Ewa Wielogorska, Yusuf Ahmed, Julie Meneely, William G. Graham, Christopher T. Elliott, Brendan F. GilmoreAbstractThe need for safe and quality food, free from the presence of hazardous contaminants such as mycotoxins is an on-going and complex challenge. Cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) has the potential to contribute to achieving this goal....
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Xuan Yang, Yijia Li, Lirong Zheng, Xiaoyun He, Yunbo Luo, Kunlun Huang, Wentao XuAbstractThe incidence of kidney disease has increased rapidly in recent years. One major possible reason for this increase in nephrosis is from foodborne toxins. Since the mechanism of how foodborne toxins are involved in the...
Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Vincent Hort, Marina Nicolas, Angélique Travel, Catherine Jondreville, Corentin Maleix, Elisabeth Baéza, Erwan Engel, Thierry GuérinAbstractThis study assessed the transfer of fumonisins B1 and B2 (FBs), zearalenone (ZEA) and zearalenone metabolites α-zearalanol (α-ZAL) and α-zearalenol (α-ZEL) to poultry tissues. Two experimental groups of 9...
The aims of this study were to analyse the occurrence of aflatoxins, aflatoxin M1 (AFM1), fumonisins, ochratoxin A (OTA), patulin (PAT), zearalenone (ZEN) and deoxynivalenol (DON) in foodstuffs consumed in Chile between 2008 and 2017 and to estimate the contribution of main contaminated foodstuff in human exposure by the probable daily intake (PDI) estimation. In 9 ...
Probiotics play an important role in the human and animal defense against liver damage. However, the protective mechanism of Lactobacillus plantarum C88 on chronic liver injury induced by mycotoxin remains unclea...
Available online 26 July 2019 Author(s): M.R. Bragulat, M.L. Abarca, G. Castellá, F.J. CabañesAbstractOchratoxin A (OTA) is a nephrotoxic mycotoxin naturally found in a wide range of food commodities throughout the world. Aspergillus carbonarius is the most important source of OTA in food commodities such as wine, grapes and dried vine fruits and is also responsible for the formation of OTA in...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 447: Label-Free Fluorescent Aptasensor for Ochratoxin—A Detection Based on CdTe Quantum Dots and (N-Methyl-4-pyridyl) Porphyrin
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080447
Zafar Iqbal Tanveer
With the widespread contamination of ochratoxin A (OTA), it is of significant importance for...
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2019Source: Author(s): Chen Li, Wenying Chen, Lirong Zheng, Boyang Zhang, Xuqin Yang, Qipeng Zhang, Ning Wang, Yan Wang, Jieyeqi Yang, Jingzhou Sha, Zheng Zhou, Xiaohong Li, Yuzhe Li, Xiao Li ShenAbstractOchratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin ubiquitous in feeds and foodstuffs. The water-insoluble pentacyclic triterpene bioactive compound, ursolic acid (UA),...
Mycotoxins are difficult to monitor continuously, and a tool to assess the risk would help to judge if there is a particular risk due to the inclusion of certain feed ingredients. For this, the toxin contents of 97 commercial fish feeds have been estimated, and the most prominent toxins in fish feed are calculated to be deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, fumonisins and...
The main safety issue of cereal grains is mycotoxin contamination. There is no published information about mycotoxin contamination of organic wheat in the United States. This study quantified the contents of deoxynivalenol (DON) and ochratoxin A (OTA), two frequently occurring mycotoxins, in organic wheat samples collected from six counties in North Carolina by enzyme‐linked...
Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02392
The present study was envisaged with an aim to determine the occurrence of antibiotic residues; enrofloxacin, oxytetracycline, penicillin G, sulphamethoxazole and chloramphenicol as well as mycotoxins; aflatoxin M1 and ochratoxin A in raw milk samples collected from individual animals from dairy farms located in 9 districts of Punjab, India. A total of 168 raw milk...
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 8, Page 1433-1439, August 2019.
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Sheraz Ahmed Bhatti, Muhammad Zargham Khan, Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, Zahoor Ul Hassan, Aisha KhatoonAbstractOchratoxin A (OA), the secondary metabolite of certain Aspergillus and Penicillium species, is one of the potent biological immune-suppressor. The present study was designed to explore the in-vivo...
This work studied the ability of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus natto to degrade zearalenone (ZEN) and analyzed the amounts of ZEN in cell residues. The effect of different processing conditions on the degradation capacity of the bacteria was then analyzed. Finally, B. subtilis and B. natto were applied to food. The results showed that at 48 hr, the degradation rates of the two taxa were 100% and...
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 8, Page 1390-1397, August 2019.
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 430: Mycotoxin Contamination of Edible Non-Timber Forest Products in Cameroon
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070430
Joseph Fovo Djeugap
The prevalence and concentrations of three major mycotoxins, total aflatoxin (AFs), fumonisin (F), and zearalenone (ZEN), were determined on seven edible non-...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 429: Aflatoxin in Chili Peppers in Nigeria: Extent of Contamination and Control Using Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus Genotypes as Biocontrol Agents
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070429
Chibundu N. Ezekiel
Eniola O. Oyedeji
Peter J. Cotty...
Aflatoxin contamination is a serious food safety and economic concern for the agriculture and processing industry throughout the world. Aflatoxins are the most potent carcinogens; therefore, an early detection of aflatoxin‐producing fungi is essential for ensuring food safety. In the present work, a rapid and sensitive PCR method for the detection of potential aflatoxin‐producing molds in...
Available online 17 July 2019 Author(s): Tânia Leal, Luís Abrunhosa, Lucília Domingues, Armando Venâncio, Carla OliveiraAbstractAnalytical chromatographic techniques for mycotoxins control are well established, but they often depend on costly immunoaffinity sample clean-up. Serum albumins, particularly that from bovine origin (BSA), have stable binding affinity towards some mycotoxins, and can be...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 423: Ciguatera-Causing Dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus spp. (Dinophyceae) in a Subtropical Region of North Atlantic Ocean (Canary Islands): Morphological Characterization and Biogeography
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070423
Dinoflagellates belonging to the genus Gambierdiscus...
Available online 13 July 2019 Author(s): Manshun Liu, Jing Wang, Xin Wang, Wenxin Zhu, Xiaolin Yao, Lihong Su, Jing Sun, Tianli Yue, Jianlong WangAbstractPatulin (PAT) contamination of apple juice leads to a serious food safety issue. Developing an excellent adsorbent to efficiently remove PAT is more desirable. Herein, a cost-effective and efficient adsorbent (GO-SH/diatomite) with abundant...
Available online 13 July 2019 Author(s): Tao Wei, Pingping Ren, Linli Huang, Zicheng Ouyang, Ziying Wang, Xiangfeng Kong, Tiejun Li, Yulong Yin, Yongning Wu, Qinghua HeAbstractMycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by fungi or molds, which may cause serious harm to human health through polluted cereal foods. In order to measure the typical mycotoxin contaminations in wheat and corn, a surface...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 415: Report of the IVth Workshop of the Spanish National Network on Mycotoxins and Toxigenic Fungi and Their Decontamination Processes (MICOFOOD), Held in Pamplona, Spain, 29–31 May 2019
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070415
López de Cerain
The present publication collects the communications presented in...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 411: Understanding Mycotoxin Contamination Across the Food Chain in Brazil: Challenges and Opportunities
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070411
Marta H. Taniwaki
John I. Pitt
Marina V. Copetti
Aldir A. Teixeira
Beatriz T. Iamanaka
Brazil is one of the largest food producers and exporters in the world. In the late 20th century, the European Union program...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 410: Aflatoxin Binders in Foods for Human Consumption—Can This be Promoted Safely and Ethically?
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070410
Aflatoxins continue to be a food safety problem globally, especially in developing regions. A significant amount of effort and resources have been invested in an...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 409: AFM1 Detection in Milk by Fab’ Functionalized Si3N4 Asymmetric Mach–Zehnder Interferometric Biosensors
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070409
Aflatoxins (AF) are naturally occurring mycotoxins, produced by many...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 408: Paralytic Shellfish Toxins and Ocean Warming: Bioaccumulation and Ecotoxicological Responses in Juvenile Gilthead Seabream (Sparus aurata)
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070408
Ana Luísa Maulvault
Pedro Reis Costa
Warmer seawater temperatures are expected to...
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Raffaelina Mercogliano, Serena SantonicolaAbstractScombrotoxin fish poisoning is the most frequently reported foodborne illnesses associated with fresh or canned tuna consumption. Production of histamine in tuna is generated by bacterial activity during various steps between the catch and consumption. The aim of the review was to...
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Pradeep Puligundla, Taehoon Lee, Chulkyoon MokAbstractAflatoxins are a class of mycotoxins produced predominantly by fungal species such as Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus nomius. These fungi and their toxins are usually found in a variety of agricultural products. Some mycotoxins are highly toxic,...
Available online 10 July 2019 Author(s): Bruno Tilocca, Virgilio Balmas, Zahoor Ul Hassan, Samir Jaoua, Quirico MigheliAbstractThe use of yeast-derived volatile organic compounds (VOCs) represents a promising strategy for the biological control of various plant pathogens, including mycotoxin-producing fungi. Previous studies demonstrated the efficacy of the low-fermenting yeast Candida intermedia...
Available online 10 July 2019 Author(s): Josué Delgado, Ana-Rosa Ballester, Félix Núñez, Luis González-CandelasAbstractPostharvest fungal diseases are among the main causes of fresh fruit losses. Chemical control is against claims for “natural” or “chemical-free” products. Biocontrol agents, such as antifungal proteins or their producing moulds, may serve to combat unwanted pathogens. Since the...
The effect of dietary aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and Salmonella Enteritidis infection on intestinal permeability was investigated. Two hundred 1-day-old male Ross 308 broiler chickens were randomly divided into 4 treatments of 5 replicates each (10 birds per replicate), which were fed ad libitum for 3 weeks with the following treatments: control, chickens fed an AFB1-free diet...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 402: Toxic Flatworm Egg Plates Serve as a Possible Source of Tetrodotoxin for Pufferfish
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070402
The pufferfish Takifugu niphobles (at present Takifugu alboplumbeus) possesses highly concentrated tetrodotoxin (TTX), an extremely...
The expression of genes associated with aflatoxin biosynthesis by different Aspergillus flavus strains growing on a cheese model system has not been studied. To control aflatoxin biosynthesis, it would be useful to understand the changes in gene expression during cheesemaking and relate those changes to toxin production. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of pH, water...
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 400: Distinct Transcriptional Changes in Response to Patulin Underlie Toxin Biosorption Differences in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070400
Christian I. Oporto
Carlos A. Villarroel
Sebastián M. Tapia
Francisco A. Cubillos
Patulin (4-hydroxy-4H-furo[3,2c]pyran-2[6H]-one) is a mycotoxin produced by a suite of...
Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02136
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 387: Fumonisin B1 Induces Oxidative Stress and Breaks Barrier Functions in Pig Iliac Endothelium Cells
Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11070387
Fumonisins (Fums) are types of mycotoxin that widely contaminante feed material crops, and can trigger potential biological toxicities to...
Available online 30 June 2019 Author(s): Andrea Tarazona, José V. Gómez, Eva M. Mateo, Misericordia Jiménez, Fernando MateoAbstractCereal grains are essential ingredient in food, feed and industrial processing. One of the major causes of cereal spoilage and mycotoxin contamination is the presence of toxigenic Fusarium spp. Nanoparticles have immense applications in agriculture, nutrition,...
Available online 29 June 2019 Author(s): Juliana Ramos, Juliana Mareze, Eleni Patrinou, Jesús A. Santos, Teresa-María López-DíazAbstractFifteen samples of semi-hard ripened cheeses, both spoiled (10) and unspoiled (5), and obtained from cheese factories located in Northwest of Spain, were analysed by a dilution plating technique and direct sampling. A total of 32 isolates were identified at...
Available online 29 June 2019 Author(s): Linlin Shang, Xuexia Bai, Chi Chen, Lijun Liu, Mingyan Li, Xiaoshuang Xia, Yun WangAbstractOchratoxin A (OTA) is a type of mycotoxin mainly produced by fungus belonging to the genus Aspergillus and Penicillium and plays a critical role in food safety since it causes serious health problem. Biological control by using microorganisms is considered a...
Available online 28 June 2019 Author(s): Hela Houissa, Salma Lasram, Michael Sulyok, Bojan Šarkanj, Angélique Fontana, Caroline Strub, Rudolf Krska, Sabine Galindo, Abdelwahed GhorbelAbstractThe current study assesses the natural occurrence of mycotoxins and fungal metabolites in Tunisian Pearl millet. Investigations using a multi-mycotoxin liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-tandem...