Language selector

  • Current language:en
  Food Contaminants - Fusarium-Toxinsslide


European Union maximum limits for Fusarium toxins (deoxynivalenol, zearalenone and fumonisins B1 and B2 ) in cereals and cereal-based products have been established by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006. Provisions for methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of fusarium-toxins are laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 401/2006.

Commission Recommendation 2006/583/EC of 17 August 2006 on the prevention and reduction of Fusarium toxins in cereals and cereal products.

Commission Recommendation 2013/165/EU of 27 March 2013 on the presence of T-2 and HT-2 toxin in cereals and cereal products

A guidance document on the application of Commission Recommendation 2013/165/EU has been elaborated together with a simplified data submission format for submitting data to EFSA

Scientific opinions and scientific reports:

The Scientific Committee for Food has expressed a scientific opinion on :

A scientific co-operation (SCOOP) Task 3.2.10 has been performed on "Collection of occurrence data of fusarium toxins in food and assessment of dietary intake by the population of EU Member States".

EFSA has issued several scientific opinions on Fusarium-toxins in food as well scientific reports on monitoring data:



Public HealthFood SafetyConsumer Affairs
requires javascript