[LINK] Australian Food Reputation

Nicholas English nik.english at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 01:33:29 AEST 2012

Possibly an examination of Australian feed stock production methods
and import levels would be the first place to start.
Industrialized food is just that, Industrialized. :)

Nicholas English

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On 28/07/2012, at 1:14 PM, "stephen at melbpc.org.au"
<stephen at melbpc.org.au> wrote:

> I'd bet 'food cleanliness' will be a huge advantage in terms of personal
> health, and also, in world-trade terms. And, I'd also bet that Australia
> produces many of the 'cleanest' foods now available, anywhere, worldwide?
> For our future what 'Made in Australia' means deserves visionary resarch.
> Anyway could any Linker, with Elsevier access, maybe check these findings
> regarding the differences found in this current food research. I'd expect
> the findings may be 'very positive' in terms of Australian food producers.
> "Worldwide occurrence of mycotoxins in commodities, feeds and feed
> ingredients"
> Abstract:
> Globalisation of the trade in agricultural commodities has contributed
> significantly to the discussion about potential hazards involved and has
> increased in particular the awareness of mycotoxins.
> Safety awareness in food and feed production has also risen due to the
> simple fact that methods for testing residues and undesirable substances
> have become noticeably more sophisticated and more available at all
> points of the supply chain.
> A 2-year survey program was initiated by feed additive producer Biomin�
> in order to evaluate the incidence of mycotoxins in feed and feed raw
> materials in some of the major animal production regions.
> (Fusarium mycotoxins tested were those known for their impact on feed
> industry and animal husbandry, namely deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2 toxin,
> zearalenone (ZON), fumonisins B1, B2, and B3. In addition, ochratoxin A
> and aflatoxin B1, which are not produced by Fusarium, were tested and are
> reported herein since interactions between Fusarium toxins and other non-
> Fusarium mycotoxins are possible.)
> A total of 2753 analyses were performed on 1507 samples sourced from
> European and Mediterranean markets, and 6391 analyses were undertaken on
> 1291 samples originating from the Asian-Pacific region.
> More than half of materials sampled in Europe were contaminated at levels
> above the limit of quantification of methods applied, while one third of
> tests on Asian-Pacific sourced samples were positive.
> European samples had DON, ZON and T-2 toxin as major contaminants,
> materials from Asia and the Pacific tended to be contaminated with DON,
> ZON, fumonisins, and aflatoxins. � 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
> Animal Feed Science and Technology
> Volume 137, Issue 3-4, 1 October 2007, Pages 265-282
> <http://www.journals.elsevier.com/animal-feed-science-and-technology>
> Cheers,
> Stephen
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