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Group HBGV for zearalenone and modified forms

The current tolerable daily intake (TDI) for zearalenone (ZEN) of 0.25 lg/kg body weight (bw) per day established by the EFSA Panel for Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) in 2011 is based on oestrogenicity in pigs. No new studies were identifie ...

05 April 2016
Scientific Opinion

Deoxynivalenol biomarkers in urine

No abstract available Keywords:  mycotoxins, deoxynivalenol, urine, biomarkers, food consumption doi:  10.2903/sp.efsa.2015.EN-818 Question Number:  EFSA-Q-2013-00617 Adopted:  18 May 2015 Contact:  contam@efsa.europa.eu On request from:  EFSA Type:  Exte ...

09 June 2015
External Scientific Report

Survey on sterigmatocystin in food

No abstract available Keywords:  sterigmatocystin, survey, occurrence, food, cereals, beer, nuts doi:  10.2903/sp.efsa.2015.EN-774 Question Number:  EFSA-Q-2013-00280 Contact:  contam@efsa.europa.eu On request from:  EFSA Type:  External Scientific Report ...

11 March 2015
External Scientific Report

In vivo genotoxicity of nivalenol and deoxynivalenol

Nivalenol (NIV) and deoxynivalenol (DON) are structurally related mycotoxins produced by Fusarium fungi. These fungi typically infest cereal crops such as wheat, maize, barley, oats and rye, and NIV and DON are regularly found in cereal grains, food and f ...

25 November 2014
External Scientific Report

Toxicokinetics and genotoxicity of Alternariol

The objective of this project was to gain information on toxicokinetic behaviour and in vivo genotoxicity of alternariol (AOH) in NMRI mice. Therefore, commercially available AOH was purified using a preparative HPLC-method. Initial dose-range finding pro ...

07 November 2014
External Scientific Report

Beauvericin and enniatins in food and feed

Beauvericin and enniatins are mycotoxins produced by various Fusarium species. The European Commission asked EFSA for a scientific opinion on the risk to human and animal health related to the presence of beauvericin and enniatins in food and feed. A tota ...

07 August 2014
Scientific Opinion

Mycotoxins in maize – urgent scientific advice for the Commission

Using data supplied by France, EFSA estimates that a temporary increase in the levels of three mycotoxins – deoxynivalenol, fumonisins and zearalenone – in maize and maize products is unlikely to impact significantly on public health. However, for some co ...

22 May 2014
News

Maximum levels deoxynivalenol, fumonisins, zearalenone

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked to deliver a scientific statement on the increase of risk for public health related to a possible temporary derogation from the maximum level (tML) of deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisins (FUMO) and zearalen ...

22 May 2014
Statement of EFSA

Nivalenol in food and feed

Nivalenol is a mycotoxin produced by various Fusarium species. The European Commission (EC) asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a scientific opinion on the risk to human and animal health related to the presence of nivalenol in food and fe ...

19 June 2013
Scientific Opinion

Sterigmatocystin in food and feed

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to deliver a scientific opinion on sterigmatocystin (STC) in food and feed. STC is a polyketide mycotoxin that shares its biosynthetic pathway with aflatoxins. Following an EFS ...

07 June 2013
Scientific Opinion

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