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 :
- T-2 and HT-2 toxin
- Group evaluation deoxynivalenol, nivalenol, T-2 and HT-2 toxin
- Fumonisins / updated
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:
- Scientific Opinion on the risks for human and animal health related to the presence of modified forms of certain mycotoxins in food and feed
- Evaluation of the increase of risk for public health related to a possible temporary derogation from the maximum level of deoxynivalenol, zearalenone and fumonisins for maize and maize products
- Scientific Report of EFSA "Deoxynivalenol in food and feed: occurrence and exposure"
- Scientific Opinion on risks for animal and public health related to the presence of nivalenol in food and feed
- Scientific Opinion on the risks for public health related to the presence of zearalenone in food
- Statement on the risks for public health related to a possible increase of the maximum level of deoxynivalenol for certain semi-processed cereal products
- Scientific Opinion on the risks for animal and public health related to the presence of T-2 and HT-2 toxin in food and feed