Press releases from 10.05.2012
34th Workshop on Mycotoxins
to be held from May 14 to 16, 2012 at the Braunschweig civic centre
Insel Riems, 10 May 2012. More than 200 German and international representatives from science, politics and economy will gather at the 34th Workshop on Mycotoxins to be held from May 14 to 16 at the Braunschweig civic centre. The agenda includes e.g. questions on the analytics and detection of mycotoxins and their occurrence in the food chain. The entire spectrum from plants over food products of animal origin to the detection of toxins in the animal and human organism will be covered. Furthermore, the effects of a variety of toxins on animals will be discussed. The agenda will be completed by contributions on measures to prevent the formation and effects of mycotoxins. This year, the workshop is organized by the Institute of Animal Nutrition of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) in cooperation with the Society for Mycotoxin Research.
Molds often occur in the environment of humans and their domestic animals and grow wherever they find favourable conditions, e.g. on inappropriately stored food products, on plants used as food or feedstuff, but also in humid rooms. Their occurrence becomes a problem if they begin to grow extensively beyond the natural level and to form the so-called mycotoxins which are dangerous for humans and animals. This is the subject of the 34th Workshop on Mycotoxins in Braunschweig.
Further information can be found on the FLI website www.fli.bund.de.
Dipl.-Biol. Elke Reinking (Press Officer)
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