47: Safety Evaluation of Mycotoxins on Food (WHO Food Additives) by WHO Food Additive Series #47
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This volume contains monographs prepared at the fifty-sixth meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). Five mycotoxins or groups of mycotoxins that contaminate food commodities were evaluated at the meeting: aflatoxin M1, fumonisins B1, B2, and B3, ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol, and T-2 and HT-2 toxins. The monographs in this volume summarize the data that were reviewed on these contaminants, including information on metabolism and toxicity, epidemiology, and analytical methods for their measurement in food commodities, sampling protocols, effects of processing and control. Based upon this information the Committee assessed the risks associated with intake of these mycotoxins. This volume and other documents produced by JECFA contain information that is useful to the Codex Alimentarius, government and food regulatory officers who are responsible for controlling contaminants in food, industrial testing laboratories, toxicological and analytical laboratories, and universities.