Mycotoxins: A Review of Toxicity, Metabolism and Biological Approaches to Counteract the Production in Food
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by toxic species of fungi. These can cause ill effects in humans and animals. More than 250 mycotoxins have been detected, but relatively few are considered to beá important to animal health. This review has its focus on the biochemistry and metabolism of mycotoxins in food and feed associated with risks to humans and livestock. This review is meant to be informative not only for healthconscious consumers but also for experts in the field, to pave the way for future research. This would also fill the existing gaps in our knowledge with regard to mycotoxins and food safety.