Be extra vigilent regarding your cereals this year, because you know we can’t clean your cereal.
It doesn’t change the fact that there’s a higher mycotoxin risk in cereals.
European legislative limits for the most common mycotoxins (eg DON and ZON) in grain intended for human consumption have been in place for around six years. Guidance on acceptable limits has also been set for feed. Weather conditions for many regions last season were relatively dry and, in general, mycotoxin levels remained below the legal limits. “Record-breaking wet conditions during flowering could mean that the risk of mycotoxins is much higher than the past two years. Extra vigilance will be required by everyone in the grain supply chain, particularly if the weather remains wet.”
Even if you’re in drought conditions, there are growers with water problems (as in too much); and then there’s storage to be considered. Both stored grain and stored processed cereal are always at risk under humid conditions.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.