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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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Mycotoxins widespread in US crops in 2018

Neogen’s Capstone Report: Corn, wheat, barley affected by weather conditions during growing season
Neogen has released its 2018 Capstone Report, a review of the 2018 growing and harvest season, and mycotoxin occurrences across the U.S. and Canada.
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Alltech: High levels of mycotoxins across the U.S.

High levels of risk from DON, zearalenone, fusaric acid, fumonisin and HT-2
Mycotoxins are a concern for livestock producers, as they have toxic properties that affect feed quality as well as animal health and performance.
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NutriAd Poland 2018: Survey of mycotoxins in wheat

The 2018 NutriAd mycotoxin survey included 66 wheat samples from across Poland. The survey provided insight into the incidence of aflatoxin B 1 (AfB 1 ), zearalenone (ZEN), deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2 toxin/HT-2 toxin, fumonisin B 1 (FB 1 ), fumonisin B 2 (FB 2 ) and ochratoxin A (OTA).
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