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Early detection and control of toxigenic fusarium species and ochratoxigenic fungi in plant products

Objective

The aim of this unique project is to prevent and reduce consumer's health risk derived from mycotoxin contamination in food and feed. This will be achieved through:
1) development of molecular diagnostic methods for an early detection of toxigeic Fusarium species and ochratoxigenic fungi in plant products,
2)new and more sensitive immunological tests for detection of mycotoxins (beauvericin, enniatins and ochratoxin A) in food,
3) biochemical and molecular studies to characterize gen/s responsible for ochratoxin A synthesis,
4) isolation and characterization of mycoviruses in toxigenic fungi and their role in reducing toxin production. This multidisciplinary project will assure food safety by detecting and preventing micotoxin risk exposure (key action 1). It will also provide support to health and environmental policy-making and public information.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

Participants (14)

ADGEN LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Nellies Gate, Auchincruive
KA6 5HW Ayr
AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE
Hungary
Address
Szent-gyorgyi, 4
2100 Godollo
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA CONSUMATORI
Italy
Address
Via Monte Santo, 25
00195 Roma
BARICOOP SRLC
Italy
Address
Viale Einaudi, 15
70125 Bari
BODEGAS ANTANO SA
Spain
Address
Cl/ Arribas, 7
47490 Rueda
COMPANIA VINICOLA DEL NORTE DE ESPANA SA.
Spain
Address
B° De La Estacion, S/n
26200 Haro-la Rioja
ESTACION ENOLOGICA DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
Address
C/ Santisimo Cristo, 16
47490 Rueda
FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR NUTRITION
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neustr.9
76131 Karlsruhe
JOHN INNES CENTRE
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park, Colney
Norwich
NATIONAL VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Ullevaalsveien 68
0033 Oslo
PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Welhenstephaner Steig, 16
85350 Freising
THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD
United Kingdom
Address
Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ York
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid