BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey: H1 2019 Results
Results on the occurrence of mycotoxins in 9730 finished feed and raw commodities samples from 72 countries based on 44727 analyses conducted between January and June 2019.19.09.2019
Co-contamination remains a hot topic. 75% of all samples (analyzed for at least two mycotoxins) contained more than one mycotoxin.
South and South East Asia remain at extreme risk. In South Asia this is mainly due to the very high abundance of aflatoxins (Afla) (91%) with an average contamination of 19 ppb. Further, fumonisins (FUM) and ochratoxin A (OTA) are very abundant. South East Asia is also affected by Afla (60%, average 47 ppb), FUM and additionally zearalenone (ZEN).
Risk for China increased to extreme. Afla is a potential threat although FUM and DON are the most prevalent mycotoxins.
Risk is still extreme in Central America. FUM and deoxynivalenol (DON) are the most frequently found mycotoxins.
South America shows a high abundance of FUM but also DON and is at severe risk (74% and 64%, respectively).
In North America, DON remains the most prevalent mycotoxin (83%, average contamination 1397 ppb). Also, ZEN is very prevalent with an average of 452 ppb.
Europe is at severe risk of mycotoxin contamination. DON and ZEN are most prevalent (64% and 62%, respectively). In wheat, DON is the main threat with an average concentration of 574 ppb.
In Africa, Afla and DON present a threat regarding the average contamination (10 ppb, 494 ppb, respectively). In this region we see a high co-contamination: 90% of the samples contain more than one mycotoxin.