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10/08/2018 - 10/10/2018 | Karlsruhe

Max Rubner Conference 2018 - Fungi and Mycotoxins in Food

We are pleased to announce the Max Rubner Conference 2018 (MRC2018) “Fungi and Mycotoxins in Food”. Mycotoxins are a general threat to food safety, especially in developing countries. It is generally accepted that the only way to combat mycotoxin production in foods by fungi and to prevent their toxic impact on humans and animals, is the most complete knowledge about the whole fungal/food/human relationship, which is tried to be covered during the conference.

The occurrence of mycotoxins in certain food commodities is a global problem but related to the geographic location considered. The specific climatic conditions and the hygienic and quality standards of the food processing chain have an important impact on mycotoxin occurrence and prevention. Because of their high toxicity most important mycotoxins are regulated at the EU level. This is not the case in all parts of the world. More over the situation is not static because masked and emerging mycotoxins can come into focus. To control mycotoxin occurrence, a profound knowledge about the fungi as producing organisms is a prerequisite. Especially the knowledge about the occurrence of mycotoxin producing fungi in certain foods, as well as the physiology of mycotoxin biosynthesis in food systems is of importance to develop counter active measures. For critical food safety assessment modern sensitive analytical methods are needed to identify geographical differences in the occurrence of mycotoxins or food commodities which are especially prone to be contaminated. Quantitative analytical data are also important for food toxicological analysis, to develop biomarkers for toxin uptake and to study carry over effects. The best way to control mycotoxin biosynthesis in foods is prevention of the growth of the mycotoxigenic fungi. Because of the complexity of the conditions, this however is not completely possible. Several approaches to control mycotoxin biosynthesis by using fungicides, adjusting environmental conditions or using biocontrol agents are being followed. Moreover technological treatments during food processing can reduce the mycotoxin content of a food. Albeit a complete inhibition of mycotoxin biosynthesis is hardly to achieve the ongoing research has made great steps forward in that direction.
During MRC2018 the most important issues concerning mycotoxins along the safety aspects of foods will be covered. International experts on the fields of global mycotoxin problems, governmental regulation, mycotoxigenic fungi, analytics, toxicology and prevention will present their data and views. Up to date information and scientific opinions will be presented.
MRC2018 will take place from Oct. 8th – Oct. 10th, 2018 at the Max Rubner-Institut, the German Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, Karlsruhe, Germany. We hope that you are interested and we are looking forward to welcome you in Karlsruhe.

Information on participating / attending:

Date:

10/08/2018 13:00 - 10/10/2018 12:15

Event venue:

Max Rubner-Institut
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Email address:

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Biology, Environment / ecology, Medicine, Nutrition / healthcare / nursing, Zoology / agricultural and forest sciences

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

09/18/2018

Sender/author:

Dr. Iris Lehmann

Department:

Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Event is free:

no

Language of the text:

German

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event61574

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