Climate change may drive spread of some mycotoxins

Climate change may drive spread of some mycotoxins

Despite worldwide decrease in mycotoxin risk, experts say changing weather patterns could create new threats

Global mycotoxin risk decreased slightly in 2018, according to the annual World Mycotoxin Survey by two Austria-based companies, food safety diagnostic firm Romer Labs, and Biomin, which provides feed additives and other nutrition-related services. While the Americas saw an overall decrease in mycotoxins from 2017 to 2018, China and Taiwan saw little change during the same time period. Mycotoxins were more prevalent in Southeast Asia and the Middle East in 2018 than in 2017, according to the report.