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Title: The Mycotox charter: increasing awareness of, and concerted action for, minimizing mycotoxin exposure worldwide
Authors: Logrieco, Antonio F. 
Miller, J. David 
Eskola, Mari 
Krska, Rudolf 
Ayalew, Amare 
Bandyopadhyay, Ranajit 
Battilani, Paola 
Bhatnagar, Deepak 
Chulze, Sofia 
De Saeger, Sarah 
Li, Peiwu 
Perrone, Giancarlo 
Poapolathep, Amnart 
Rahayu, Endang S. 
Shephard, Gordon Seymour 
Stepman, François 
Zhang, Hao 
Leslie, John F. 
Keywords: Consumers;education and outreach;food safety;food production;food security;health risks;trade;United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: MDPI
Source: Logrieco, A. F., Miller, J. D., Eskola, M. et al. 2018. The Mycotox charter: increasing awareness of, and concerted action for, minimizing mycotoxin exposure worldwide. Toxins, 10: 149. []
Journal: Toxins 
Abstract: Mycotoxins are major food contaminants affecting global food security, especially in low and middle-income countries. The European Union (EU) funded project, MycoKey, focuses on “Integrated and innovative key actions for mycotoxin management in the food and feed chains” and the right to safe food through mycotoxin management strategies and regulation, which are fundamental to minimizing the unequal access to safe and sufficient food worldwide. As part of the MycoKey project, a Mycotoxin Charter ( was launched to share the need for global harmonization of mycotoxin legislation and policies and to minimize human and animal exposure worldwide, with particular attention to less developed countries that lack effective legislation. This document is in response to a demand that has built through previous European Framework Projects—MycoGlobe and MycoRed—in the previous decade to control and reduce mycotoxin contamination worldwide. All suppliers, participants and beneficiaries of the food supply chain, for example, farmers, consumers, stakeholders, researchers, members of civil society and government and so forth, are invited to sign this charter and to support this initiative.
ISSN: 2072-6651
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