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dsm-firmenich releases survey results

World Mycotoxin Survey focused on mycotoxins.

dsm-firmenich has released the results of the World Mycotoxin Survey conducted from January to March 2024. The survey analyzed 5,383 samples from 64 countries, revealing that Fusarium mycotoxins—deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, and fumonisins—are the most prevalent. The highest concentrations were found in North and Central America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China and Taiwan.

Survey Insights:

  • Prevalence and Risk Levels: The survey provides detailed prevalence levels and global and local risk assessments for each mycotoxin
  • Species-Specific Risks: It highlights the risks posed to different animal species
  • Detection Methods: Information on Spectrum 380, a powerful detection method used at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), and Spectrum Top 50, a comprehensive multi-mycotoxin detection method
  • Occurrence and Forms: The survey includes data on the most frequent mycotoxins, their masked and modified forms, and emerging mycotoxins

Ursula Hofstetter, head of mycotoxin risk management at dsm-firmenich, emphasized, "Mycotoxins remain a threat to animal health, causing issues like impaired reproduction, digestive disorders, and reduced performance. These findings highlight the ongoing global challenge mycotoxins pose to animal welfare and farm productivity, underscoring the need for effective management strategies."

About the Survey:

Since 2004, dsm-firmenich has annually analyzed feed samples worldwide to monitor mycotoxin contamination. The results are published in the annual dsm-firmenich World Mycotoxin Survey, providing crucial data to manage and mitigate the impacts of mycotoxins, which are naturally produced by fungi and can severely affect animal health and performance.

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