This conclusion emerged from
- more than 81936 analyses
- conducted on 18424 finished feed and raw commodity samples
- sourced from 79 countries
- from January to December 2018.
- Co-contamination occurs frequently. 70% of all samples (analysed for at least two mycotoxins) contained more than one mycotoxin.
- From 2017 to 2018, risk in South and South East Asia increased from severe to extreme. Risk is mainly based on occurrence of Aflafoxins and Fumonisins.
- In North America, Deoxynivalenol is the most prevalent mycotoxin. It poses severe risk to swine and poultry production.
- Deoxynivalenol is also the most abundant mycotoxin in Europe.
- Risk in South and Central America is mainly based on the occurrence of Fumonisins but also Deoxynivalenol, which is very prevalent in cereals.
- In Africa, Deoxynivalenol is very abundant, particularly in corn.
- Corn samples from Middle East were to 100% contaminated with Fumonisins with an average concentration of 3101 ppb.
- More than 691 samples have been analysed with the Spectrum 380 method. The results show a high prevalence of emerging mycotoxins. Frequently found were for instance Aurofusarin, Moniliformin, Enniatin and more.