EUROPEAN LEGISLATION ON OTA IN FOOD AND FEED AND THE RISK OF ITS PRESENCE ON HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LIX (1)
Written by Catalina POSEA, A. SONEA, Monica ROMAN, Mihaela VASILE

Studies on ochratoxin A (OTA) showed that this mycotoxin is nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic, carcinogenic, immunesuppressive and teratogen. Consumption of food contaminated with OTA affects the health of farm animals and their productivity leading to its presence in animal products. Early identification and removal of feed and food chain products contaminated with OTA can be achieved by control strategies. This paperwork aims to present the impact on human and animal health, the probable risk of OTA residues in animal products and control strategies that apply in the feed industry.

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Posea C., Sonea A., Roman M., Vasile M. 2013, EUROPEAN LEGISLATION ON OTA IN FOOD AND FEED AND THE RISK OF ITS PRESENCE ON HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH. Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LIX (1), ISSN 2065-1295, 118-126.


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