The motivation behind this paper was to draw scientifically sound conclusions on recent studies and publications that address the occurrence of mycotoxins in DDGS. Data from two independent studies, one research study and two publications were reviewed for this paper. It is difficult to draw scientifically sound conclusions from the two publications, because those publications did not reveal the sampling source or sampling procedure for their studies. However, data provided from the two independent studies and the research study was sufficient to allow for a scientifically sound conclusion.
Data from the two independent studies and one research study contributed a total of 235 DDGS samples collected from 20 ethanol plants in the Midwestern US and 23 export shipping containers. The time period in which samples were collected was from 2006 to 2008. The samples were tested for aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, fumonisin, T-2 toxin and zearalenone using state-of-the-art analytical methodology.
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