Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, a global leader in solutions for Mycotoxin Management solutions, concluded 2017 Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey in Poland. The survey covers 88 wheat samples from across the country and provides insight into the incidences of key mycotoxins. The 2017 mycotoxin survey concluded that the year’s harvest of wheat in Poland was of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination.
The results showed that 83% of the wheat samples were contaminated with DON. None of the samples contained AfB1, FB1, FB2, T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin. Only 2,3 % of samples contained ZEN, an unexpectedly low incidence of contamination. The average concentrations of the recovered mycotoxins were low. The highest concentration of DON found in one of the samples was 3990 μg/kg. As expected, the results showed that 1,1% of wheat samples were contaminated with OTA and the highest concentration found in one sample was 2 μg/kg.
The Nutriad 2017 mycotoxin survey concluded that the year’s harvest of wheat in Poland was of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination. This is an improvement when compared to last year’s harvest. Based on the results of the survey conducted immediately after the 2017 wheat harvest, the 2017 wheat crop in Poland should not automatically be considered safe for inclusion into finished feed rations for all animal species and a degree of vigilance is prudent. Special attention should be paid to the very high incidence of DON found in over 80% of the samples and to the maximum recovered concentration which almost reached 4 mg/kg.
Stated Radka Borutova, Business Development Manager at Nutriad: “Vigilance is always advisable as cereals in animal feeds originate from many sources. Some continental European cereals and South American soya harvested in 2017 have been shown to be contaminated with medium to high concentrations of mycotoxins.”
Concluded Borutova: “The last possible line of defense is the detoxification of mycotoxins in vivo. The addition of proven mycotoxin deactivators to animal feeds is a very common method to prevent mycotoxicosis and is an effective strategy to keep mycotoxin risk low under all conditions.”
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