Occurrence of Fungi and Fungal Toxins in Fish Feed During Storage.
Constanze Pietsch, Georg Müller, Sulayman Mourabit, Simon Carnal, Kasun Bandara
Toxins (Basel) | Published : 2020
Periods of unfavorable storing conditions can lead to changes in the quality of fish feeds, as well as the development of relevant mycotoxins. In the present study, a commercial fish feed was stored under defined conditions for four weeks. The main findings indicate that even storing fish feeds under unsuitable conditions for a short duration leads to a deterioration in quality. Mycotoxin and fungal contamination were subsequently analyzed. These investigations confirmed that different storage conditions can influence the presence of fungi and mycotoxins on fish feed. Notably, ochratoxin A (OTA) was found in samples after warm (25 °C) and humid (>60% relative humidity) treatment. This confir..View full abstract