Toxin Analysis Laboratory

Microtoxins are toxic metabolites that are formed by molds that develop in various foodstuffs, altering the quality and quantity of the product. The mycotoxin term is derived from ‘mykes’, which means mushroom in Greek, and ‘toxicum’, meaning poison or toxic in Latin. These fungal metabolites, such as Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium and Alternaria, are some of the most serious risk factors for animal health, both for human health and for chemical agents in foods and feeds.