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Mycotoxin Prevention and Control - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 60 Minutes
  • December 2018
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 4900020
Why Should You Attend:

Several foodborne molds may be hazardous to human or animal health because of their ability to produce toxic metabolites known as mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are a group of naturally occurring toxins produced by moulds or fungi in grain while in the field or during storage. Typically triggered by weather extremes, these toxins can impair human health and cause economic losses in livestock.

They can invade and grow on virtually any type of food at any time; they invade crops such as grains, nuts, beans, and fruits in fields before harvesting and during storage. They also grow on processed foods and food mixtures. What are the risks and what can be done to mitigate these risks?

The webinar will look at regulatory requirements from a global perspective and discuss methods of detection. We will present options to optimize food processing in order to reduce mycotoxin contamination of food and feed, including Good Agricultural Practices and Good Hygiene Practices for storage transport and display.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Definition, Classification and Types of Mycotoxins
Sources of Mycotoxins
Problems caused by Mycotoxins & Toxic Levels
Regulations & Recommendation's On Maximum Mycotoxin Levels
Risk assessment and regulations for Mycotoxins
Detections of Mycotoxins – Sampling and Detection Methods
How to Prevent or Control Mould Infection and Mycotoxin Production?
Good Agricultural Practices
Good Hygiene Practices for Storage Operations
Good Hygiene Practices for Dispatch/Delivery and Transport Operations


Michael Brodsky, has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 44 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association and AOAC International. He serves as co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC OMA and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and was the Vice-Chair of the CALA Board of Directors.