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Mycotoxin tests are more accurate, easier to use and faster than ever before, giving testing companies a better look about the global distribution of the toxins. The mycotoxin testing company DSM-Firmenich, released its World Mycotoxin Survey for January to December 2023. Here are some of the most interesting findings from the report

  • 95 countries participated, 23,808 samples taken, 113,558 analyses performed.
  • 98% of samples contained 10 or more mycotoxins and metabolites.
  • 47 average number of mycotoxins and metabolites per sample.
  • 9.8 out of 10 samples contaminated with fusarium toxins.

Risk Level: The risk level expresses the percentage of samples testing positive for at least one mycotoxin above the threshold level in parts per billion (ppb).

Region | Total risk

North America | 81%

Central America | 78%

South America | 52%

Central Europe | 44%

Northern Europe | 43%

Middle East/North Africa | 38%

Eastern Europe | 27%

Southern Europe | 66%

Central Asia | 50%

China/Taiwan | 85%

East Asia | 43%

Sub-Saharan Africa | 68%

South Africa | 72%

South Asia | 88%

Oceania | 42%

Southeast Asia | 58%

East Asia | 43%

*Data from DSM-Firmenich’s World Mycotoxin Survey, The Global Threat January – December 2023

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