Risks for animal health related to the presence of zearalenone and its modified forms in feed

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Abstract Zearalenone (ZEN), a mycotoxin primarily produced by Fusarium fungi, occurs predominantly in cereal grains. The European Commission asked EFSA for a scientific opinion on the risk to animal health related to ZEN and its modified forms in feed. Modified forms of ZEN occurring in feed include phase I metabolites α-zearalenol (α-ZEL), ?-zearalenol (?-ZEL), α-zearalanol (α-ZAL), ?-zearalanol (?-ZAL), zearalanone (ZAN) and phase II conjugates. ZEN has oestrogenic activity and the oestrogenic activity of the modified forms of ZEN differs considerably. For ZEN, the EFSA Panel on Cont…

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