Q3 2019 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Results
Results on the occurrence of mycotoxins in 15349 finished feed and raw commodities samples from 83 countries based on 68589 analyses conducted between January and September 2019.05.11.2019
72% of all samples analyzed for at least two mycotoxins contained more than one mycotoxin according to the Q3 2019 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.
- In South America, the most common mycotoxins in corn were fumonisins (FUM) with a prevalence of 89%, followed by deoxynivalenol (DON) with 58% prevalence. 94% of the samples contained at least one mycotoxin and 61% were co-contaminated.
- In Central America DDGS showed a high risk of contamination. 100% of samples were contaminated with FUM, DON and zearalenone (ZEN) (average of positives 7,485 ppb; 2,251 ppb and 755 ppb).
North America stays at extreme risk, DON shows a high prevalence (83%), followed by ZEN with 60%.
- European wheat grain is highly contaminated with DON with a prevalence of 72% (average concentration 1,022 ppb) and shows a maximum concentration of 21,980 ppb.
- In Northern Europe, DON appears frequently in corn (average concentration 2,843 ppb, prevalence 73%).
- FUM was very abundant in corn from Eastern Europe (average concentration 2,448 ppb, 76% prevalence).
In China risk remains extreme mainly due to the high occurrence of Fusarium mycotoxins: FUM (94%), DON (92%) and ZEN (83%). In the same region, South Asia also showed extreme risk with Aflatoxin appearing in 89% of the samples (average concentration 20 ppb).
In African corn, DON is the most prevalent mycotoxin with 82% and showed a maximum concentration of 10,607 ppb.