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DON Occurrence in Cereal Grains: A North American Perspective

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ABSTRACT

In agricultural commodities, the occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) has been reported all over the world, with levels varying amongst grain type and years of production. The grain supply chain including growers, buyers, and end users have effectively managed DON with strategies to control this issue systematically. The safety of consumers is ensured with these management strategies. This is observed in this review of the North American systems. This report describes the occurrence and management of DON in North America, which is accomplished by (1) review of the toxicological effects of DON; (2) review of publically available data and introduction of new information regarding the occurrence of DON in wheat, corn, and barley in North America including the variability due to growing regions, grain varieties, and the year of production; (3) overview of industry practices to reduce DON contamination from field through milling when necessary; (4) review of how all in the value chain, including growers, buyers, and end users have effectively managed DON for over 20 years; (5) description of current maximum limits (MLs) associated with DON; and (6) the economic impact of any potential changes in international regulations. This report focuses on wheat, corn, and barley grown in Canada and the USA, as these two countries are the major exporters of these grains in North America (Foreign Agricultural Service 2014 (1)).

Impacts of New Global Standards for DON on Management and Supply of Cereal Grains

The following recorded presentations were created during the 2015 AACCI Centennial Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

USA Wheat and milling practices (cleaning and distribution)
Benjamin Boroughs. North American Millers’ Association (NAMA)

Update on the Codex status for DON and impacts on trade
Anne Bridges. AACC International

Conversations Matter on DON in Cereals - Keys to Successful Global Management

The following recorded presentations were created during the 2014 AACCI Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Deoxynivalenol at FDA and Codex
Lauren Posnick Robin. FDA/CFSAN, College Park, MD, USA

Deoxynivalenol: 25 years of Successful Management Along the Value Chain
J David Miller. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CANADA

Deoxynivalenol (DON): Potential Impacts of Codex Guidelines on Food Trade
Felicia Wu. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Conversations Matter on DON in Cereals - Keys to Successful Global Management 

Deoxynivalenol at FDA and Codex
Lauren Posnick Robin. FDA/CFSAN, College Park, MD, USA



Deoxynivalenol: 25 years of Successful Management Along the Value Chain
J David Miller. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CANADA



Deoxynivalenol (DON): Potential Impacts of Condex Guidelines on Food Trade
Felicia Wu. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

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