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FDA releases guidelines for fumonisins in corn
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Gary P. Munkvold, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-24-2001
Abstract
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its official guidelines for safe levels of fumonisins in corn used for foods and animal feeds. Fumonisins are mycotoxins produced by species of Fusarium fungi that cause Fusarium ear rot. Fumonisins are the most common mycotoxins found in corn; because they are acutely toxic to animals (especially pigs and horses), and have been linked to increased cancer rates and other human health problems, the FDA feels that "human health risks associated with fumonisins are possible."
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Gary P. Munkvold. "FDA releases guidelines for fumonisins in corn" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_munkvold/119/