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Biomin expects surge of mycotoxins after US floods

Percentage of corn products contaminated by two or more toxins could reach 90%, analyst says
High humidity, coupled with a potential late harvest, could cause the percentage of corn products containing two or more mycotoxins to soar as high as 90%, a Biomin analyst says.
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DON confirmed in wheat in 3 more US states

Crop progress remains behind average due to wet conditions
Mycotoxins have been confirmed in three additional states, while crop progress remains behind average, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from July 9.
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Poultry recall

Cargill recalls Southern States feed due to mycotoxins

Elevated aflatoxin levels in select feeds pose dangers to livestock, poultry and horses
Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s action levels.
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Climate change may drive spread of some mycotoxins

Despite worldwide decrease in mycotoxin risk, experts say changing weather patterns could create new threats
Although the prevalence of mycotoxins in animal feed decreased in most regions of the world last year, industry experts remain concerned that changing global weather patterns could cause some mycotoxins to spread.
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Adisseo mycotoxin analysis: US corn crop of medium quality

High DON levels found in corn, corn silage
Adisseo’s 2018 Mycotoxin Survey found that almost half of corn and silage samples taken in the U.S. were contaminated with zearalenone (ZEN) and more than 70 percent were contaminated with deoxynivalenol (DON), making the 2018 U.S. corn harvest of medium quality in terms of mycotoxin contamination.
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