Novel integrated strategies for worldwide mycotoxin reduction in the food and feed chains

    Project: EU research project

    Project Details

    Description

    MYCORED aims at developing strategic solutions to reduce contamination by mycotoxins of major concern in economically important food and feed chains. The following toxins and commodities are especially considered in the project: aflatoxins, trichothecenes, zearalenone, fumonisins in wheat/maize food and feed chains; ochratoxin A in the grape-wine and wheat chains; and aflatoxins in the dried fruit chain. Novel methodologies, efficient handling procedures and information, dissemination and educational strategies are considered in a context of multidisciplinary integration of know-how and technology to reduce mycotoxins exposure worldwide. Five work-packages (WPs) will develop novel solution driven strategies to reduce both pre-and post-harvest contamination in feed and food chains. They involve: i) optimization of plant resistance and fungicide use; ii) biocontrol to reduce toxigenic fungi in cropping systems, iii) predictive modelling and optimise logistics; iv) novel post-harvest and storage practices and v) application of new food processing technologies. Two horizontal WPs will develop enabling methodologies for i) advanced diagnostics and quantitative detection of toxigenic fungi and ii) rapid and multi-toxin detection of mycotoxins and relevant biomarkers. The project will significantly build on the outcome of several European projects (through most coordinators/partners of FP5 and FP6) on mycotoxins by supporting, stimulating and facilitating education and cooperation with countries having major mycotoxin concerns related to (international) trade and human health. The direct involvement of ICPC countries (Argentina, Egypt, Russia, South Africa, Turkey) and international organizations (CIMMYT,IITA) together with strong alliances with major research institutions in the USA (3 USDA Centers/5 Universities), Australia, Malaysia will strengthen the project through sharing experiences and resources from several past/ongoing mycotoxin projects in a global context.
    AcronymMYCORED
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/04/0930/09/13

    Research Output

    Evaluation of the effectiveness of potential biocontrol yeasts against black sur rot and ochratoxin A occurring under greenhouse and field grape production conditions

    Ponsone, M. L., Nally, M. C., Chiotta, M. L., Combina, M., Köhl, J. & Chulze, S. N., 2016, In : Biological Control. 103, p. 78-85

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 15 Citations (Scopus)

    Analysis of microbial taxonomical groups present in maize stalks suppressive to colonization by toxigenic Fusarium spp.: A strategy for the identification of potential antagonists

    Köhl, J., Lombaers-van der Plas, C. H., Moretti, A., Bandyopadhyay, R., Somma, S. & Kastelein, P., 2015, In : Biological Control. 83, p. 20-28

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 15 Citations (Scopus)

    Evaluation of antagonists of Fusarium spp. in maize residues under field conditions

    Köhl, J., Kastelein, P., Somma, S., Pastoressa, A., Plas, C. H. & Moretti, A., 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

    Activities

    • 2 Participation in or organising a conference

    SM-MycoRed International Conference on Global Mycotoxin Reduction

    Jurgen Kohl (Speaker)

    2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in or organising a conference

    Future IPM in Europe, PalaCongressi, Riva del Garda, Italy

    Jurgen Kohl (Speaker)

    2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in or organising a conference