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Occurrence:
Fruits and Vegetables
Delicatessen
Cereals


Category:
Moulds


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Fusariun mycotoxins- zearalenone, fumonisin

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A range of mycotoxins are produced by Fusarium species. These mycotoxins can cause a wide variety of symptoms in animals and man including haemorrhaging in the digestive tract, reproductive problems, reduced food intake, poor thrive/weight loss, vomiting, diarrhoea, abortion and death. Important Fusarium mycotoxins include:

Zearalenone: This mycotoxin is an oestrogenic compound and can mimic the female hormone oestrogen. At high levels it could interfere with ovulation, conception and foetal development, abortion and stillbirth.

Vomitoxins: May cause vomiting hence the name.

T-2 Toxins: Can affect feed intake.

Other Fusarium mycotoxins include fusaric acids and fumonisins.



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