Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins, Trichotecenes, Patulin, Fumonisins and Beauvericin in Finished Products for Human Consumption
- *Corresponding Author:
- Antonello Santini
Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli “Federico II”
Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
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Received date: August 04, 2015 Accepted date: August 28, 2015 Published date: August 31, 2015
Citation: Santini A, Raiola A, Meca G, Ritieni A (2015) Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins, Trichotecenes, Patulin, Fumonisins and Beauvericin in Finished Products for Human Consumption. J Clin Toxicol 5:265. doi:10.4172/2161-0495.1000265
Copyright: © 2015 Santini A et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Mycotoxins are considered a serious threat for mankind health due to their ability to form toxin secondary metabolites. For this reason, many efforts are actually in progress to reduce their impact on food, feed and food chain by-products. In particular, a large part of the scientific investigation is focused on reducing the on field contamination using an in situ agronomic approach or specific biological tools. In this paper, the reduction of Aflatoxins (AFs), Ochratoxins (OTAs), Trichotecenes (TC), Patulin (PAT), Fumonisins (FBs) and Beauvericin (BEA) in industrial processes addressed to obtain finished products for human consumption will be explored and analyzed. In particular, performances of the main mycotoxins and corresponding reduction methodologies will be examined together with the processes and the process conditions used during the usual commodities handling and foodstuff manufacturing.