Each year since 2004, dsm-firmenich has analysed a large number of feed samples from all around the world to understand and monitor contamination levels of the different mycotoxins in a variety of feed ingredients. This information is shared in the annual dsm-firmenich World Mycotoxin Survey. The survey accurately identifies mycotoxin risks based on time period, animal species and location.
Until September, The World Mycotoxin Survey collected 16,587 samples from 86 countries around the world. The results concluded that Fusarium mycotoxins fumonisins, deoxynivalenol and zearalenone are most frequently found, with the highest regions of mycotoxins found in North and Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, China and Taiwan.
Said Ursula Hofstetter, Head of Mycotoxin Risk Management, dsm-firmenich: “Mycotoxins are a continuous threat to animal health, with adverse effects impacting reproduction, digestive disorders and performance. The latest results reveal that mycotoxins continue to pose a global threat to animal welfare and farm productivity, highlighting the importance of implementing the right mycotoxin management strategy.” To download the dsm-firmenich World Mycotoxin Survey from January to September, follow the link here.