Biodegradation of Ochratoxin A for Food and Feed Decontamination

@inproceedings{Abrunhosa2010BiodegradationOO,
  title={Biodegradation of Ochratoxin A for Food and Feed Decontamination},
  author={Lu{\'i}s Abrunhosa and R Russell M Paterson and Armando Venancio},
  booktitle={Toxins},
  year={2010}
}
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is one of the most important mycotoxins that is found in food and feed products. It has proven toxic properties, being primarily known for its nephrotoxicity and carcinogenicity to certain animal species. OTA is produced by several species of Aspergillus and Penicillium that can be found in a wide variety of agricultural products, which makes the presence of OTA in these products common. Many countries have statutory limits for OTA, and concentrations need to be reduced to as… CONTINUE READING

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