They are secondary metabolites,
produced by certain
groups of filamentous fungi.
They are known worldwide as
dangerous, capable of contaminating
all kinds of raw materials and causing
singnificant damage to animals.
For this reasons, they are contained within a set of undesirable substances
FUNGUS PRODUCED BY
This toxins are produced under certain conditions, normally when fungi
are subjected to stress, and as we understand these stress situation,
occurs when certain environmental are present.
In case you were wondering....
CEREALS: corn, wheat
TREE NUTS: pistachio, almond
OILSEEDS: soybean, peanut
KEEP CALM, WE CAN PREVENT IT!!
The mould that produces mycotoxins can grow on a variety
of different crops and foodstuff and can penetrate deep
into food and do not just grow on the surface.
The key is to not keep food for extended periods of time
before being used.
IMPACT ON THE INVESTIGATION
Establish a correlation between the sustained
intake over time of these mycotoxins and their
effect on health.
Try to minimize the presence of these toxins
in the food already mentioned
Beare in mind, that the ocratoxina A has very high levels
of nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity