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The development of a food quality and management system for the control of Mycotoxins in cereal production and processing chains in Latin America south cone countries

Objective

Food Safety and quality is a major research topic due to the increasing concern of consumers with public health related issues, along with the stronger sanitary standards set by the EU for agriproduct importation. Mycotoxin contamination of food and feedstuffs is among the top priority issues regarding human and animal safety, along with the economic losses they are responsible for. Although several mycotoxin surveys have been performed on cereals in the Latin America South Cone countries, the surveillance data are incomplete and widely dispersed. The control of mycotoxins is currently pursued mainly through quality control and regulatory procedures. However, the analytical methods (mainly chromatographic) currently used for mycotoxin determination need sophisticated equipment and trained analysts, which makes them unsuitable for routine on-field assessment. There is an urgent need for other accurate, simple and cost-effective techniques. There is also an urgent need for a systematic/proactive, cost-effective approach towards the control of mycotoxins throughout the agrifood chains. The proposed project will address the methodological and analytical issues associated with the establishment of a Food Quality Management System (FQMS), for controlling mycotoxins in cereal chains, in Latin America South Cone countries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
Address
Avenue Agropolis
34398 Montpellier
France

Participants (11)

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM FOR THE AGRI-FOOD AND AGROINDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTHERN CONE
Uruguay
Address
Andes 1365 Piso 8
11100 Montevideo
EMBRAPA - EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA
Brazil
Address
Avenida Das Americas, 29501 Guaratiba
23020-470 Rio De Janeiro
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGROPECUARIAS
Chile
Address
Espana 512, Piso 2
San Fernando
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION AGROPECUARIA
Uruguay
Address
Inia La Estanzuela - Ruta 50 Km 11
70000 Colonia
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND SUPPLY
Brazil
Address
Gabinete Do Ddiv, Esplanada Dos Ministerios, Annex
70043-900 Brasilia
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
Argentina
Address
Las Cabanas Y De Los Reseros, S/n
1708 Moron
NATURAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Central Avenue
ME4 4TB Chatham
TECHNOLOGICAL LABORATORY OF URUGUAY
Uruguay
Address
Avenida Italia 6201
11500 Montevideo
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Address
2,Pabellon 2 Ciudad Universitaria
1428 Buenos Aires
UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION
Chile
Address
Barrio Universitario
4080831 Concepcion
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LUJAN
Argentina
Address
Int. Rutas 5 Y 7
6700 Lujan