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Food - Mycotoxins

The occurrence of mycotoxins in food are under surveillance in Norway.

Surveillance of the occurrence of mycotoxins in food of cereal origin, both domestic and imported products.
Cereal grain in the field is commonly infested by mycotoxigenic moulds, primarily Fusarium species which produce deoxynivalenol and a range of other mycotoxins. Furthermore, grain stored humidly may be infested by other mycotoxigenic moulds as Penicillium species which may produce a broad range of mycotoxins and other bioactive compounds. Various moulds and mycotoxins may also occur in other Norwegian and imported vegetable foodstuffs such as fruits and nuts. Mycotoxins may cause adverse health effects in humans and animals and attempts to avoid these undesirable hazards have high priority.


  • 2012 and 2011 - Only in Norwegian - see Norwegian pages