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Abstract

When using analytical data on contaminants in food for purposes of risk assessment, food control, or monitoring standards, it is critical that contaminants are correctly identified and that quantitative data are reliable. Mycotoxins present unique analytical challenges in terms of obtaining truly representative samples and in undertaking analysis at the low regulatory limits of control required in many countries. Following a meeting on Food Safety and Quality, organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, the aim of this workshop on mycotoxins was to assess the state-of-the-art regarding methodology, to gather information on laboratory analysis and implementation of European legislation on mycotoxins in EU Candidate Countries, and to extend collaboration between Candidate Countries' laboratories, under the auspices of the JRC. All experts from EU Candidate Countries were invited to give a presentation regarding state-of-the-art analysis of mycotoxins in their country and to complete a questionnaire. A summary of the responses to the questionnaire was presented at the workshop. Critical issues were discussed.

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Authors: SOBOTOVA L (EDITOR), Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava (SK);STROKA J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Ispra (IT);ANKLAM E (EDITORS), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20410 EN (2002), pp.123. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200215322 / Last updated on: 2002-10-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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