Co-chairs


Prof. Mark Shamtsyan
Russia


Prof. Naresh Magan
United Kingdom


Prof. Karina Grigoryan
Armenia

Mission

The mission of the Mycotoxins Working Group (WG) is to strive for evidence-based and rational harmonization of food safety regulations and legislation relevant to the food safety and spoilage challenges associated with mycotoxins in foods.

Topics & Objectives

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 25% of the world’s crops are contaminated with mycotoxins. Many scientific studies report that economic losses occur throughout the food and feed production and supply chain. Harmonized mycotoxin regulations will make it possible to implement effective measures to reduce the global mycotoxin problem.

The Mycotoxins WG will focus on making a thorough inventory of available knowledge about mycotoxin contamination and possible reduction and preventive control measures, not only from scientific literature but also from incident reports and company experience.

The Mycotoxins WG will consider a number of issues, including investigations into available scientific evidence, economic impact and regulatory implications related to such areas as:

  • Quantification based on mold type and current losses in staple foods
  • Inventory of current regulations, standards and accepted removal/preventive measures or controls
  • Potential for climate-change impacts on mycotoxigenic fungi and my- cotoxin contamination of food crops pre- and postharvest
  • Offer science-based recommendations for globally harmonized guidelines

Members

Alois Schiessl
Austria

Diána Bánáti
Hungary

Atef Idriss
Lebanon

Dmitry Zipaev
Russia

Hamid Ezzatpanah
Iran

Kalliopi Mylona
UK

Liviu Gaceu
Romania

Olga Martín Belloso
Spain

Oliver Schlüter
Germany

Rashmi Kulshrestha
India

Sara Esther Valdes Martinez
Mexico

Susanne Braun
Germany

Veronika Markelova
Russia

Rebecca Lopez-Garcia
Mexico

Huub Lelieveld
The Netherlands

Meetings

Dates, times and locations to be announced.

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