Program Description | Research Priorities | Summary of Funding | Publications/Report Updates
Food Safety, Toxicology and Utilization of
Mycotoxin-contaminated Grain (FSTU)
|Chair, Jim Peskta, Michigan State University|
|Vice-Chair, Paul Schwarz, North Dakota State University|
|Dave Kendra, PepsiCo/Quaker Oats, IL|
|Ken Voss, USDA-ARS, GA|
The Food Safety, Toxicology and Utilization of Mycotoxin-Contaminated Grain (FSTU) research area supports research on food safety and food processing issues related to the presence of Fusarium spp. mycotoxins in wheat and barley grain. Practical outcomes of research in this area include: 1) improved toxicological data to assure that current guidelines are providing the appropriate safety factors for the consumer; 2) analytical tools that can be used by small grain producers, elevators, millers, and processors, to rapidly and reliably identify mycotoxin-contaminated grain; 3) develop appropriate strategies to deal with contaminated grain; and 4) diagnostic data on Fusarium spp. mycotoxins required for development of FHB resistant/tolerant varieties of wheat and barley.
- Provide analytical support for DON/trichothecene quantitation for Initiative’s stakeholders.
- Provide requisite information on DON/trichothecene safety issues to producers, millers, researchers, risk assessors, and regulators.
|Summary of Funding|
|FY11 (2011-12)||FY12 (2012-11)|
|Number of Projects||7||6|
|Number of PIs||7||6|
|Total Award Amount||$716,918||$590,732|
|% Total Rec. Funding||14.58%||13.35%|
- Update on Acetonitrile shortage - NDSU DON Testing Lab. (Posted: 1/27/09)
- Sampling Grain for Deoxynivalenol (DON) Analysis: A Researchers Guide (PDF) (Posted: 7/16/07)
- Grain Sampling for DON Analysis (PDF) (Posted: 6/28/07)
- DON White Paper - Deoxynivalenol: Known Facts and Research Questions (PDF)
- Memo from Co-Chairs: Update on DON Testing Labs (Posted: 2/28/07)
- CODEX Document on DON (PDF) - see pages 8-9.
- DON (Vomitoxin) in Wheat