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Biomin Mycotoxin Survey in US and Canada: February 2021 update

4 March 2021, at 12:07pm

Our February 2021 update from the annual Biomin® PROcheck mycotoxin survey comprising 303 samples of corn and corn by-products from the US and Canada is here.

Summary

The survey results represent samples sent in for surveillance testing only and does not include any sample submitted following clinical signs. In the report we discuss preliminary trends of each of these feed ingredients regarding mycotoxin prevalence and contamination levels.

Download US Report Here

Download Canada Report Here

USA Corn

  • Prevalence status on samples:

Prevalence

2020

2019

Total positive

85%

96%

>1 Mycotoxin/sample

47%

71%

  • Prevalence status by mycotoxins:

Mycotoxins

2020

2019

A-Trichothecenes

1%

2%

B-Trichothecenes

56%

81%

Fumonisins

63%

76%

Zearalenone

19%

46%

Aflatoxins

5%

3%

Ochratoxin A

1%

0%

  • Of the 212 corn samples tested, the mycotoxin contamination seems relatively lower in comparison to 2019.

USA Corn By-Products

  • Prevalence status on samples:

Prevalence

2020

2019

Total positive

100%

100%

>1 Mycotoxin/sample

99%

99%

  • Prevalence status by mycotoxins:

Mycotoxins

2020

2019

A-Trichothecenes

3%

6%

B-Trichothecenes

99%

100%

Fumonisins

97%

98%

Zearalenone

86%

94%

Aflatoxins

6%

2%

Ochratoxin A

6%

4%

  • Of the 71 corn by-product samples tested, the mycotoxin contamination seems relatively lower in comparison to 2019.

Canadian Corn

  • Prevalence status on samples:

Prevalence

2020

2019

Total positive

85%

96%

>1 Mycotoxin/sample

47%

71%

  • Prevalence status by mycotoxins:

Mycotoxins

2020

2019

A-Trichothecenes

38%

27%

B-Trichothecenes

76%

85%

Fumonisins

33%

32%

Zearalenone

29%

27%

Aflatoxins

0%

2%

Ochratoxin A

0%

0%

  • Of the 21 corn samples tested, the mycotoxin contamination seems relatively lower in comparison to 2019.