Ochratoxin A, B, and C are mycotoxins produced by some Aspergillus species and Penicilium species, like A. ochraceus or P. viridicatum, with ochratoxin A as the most prevalent and relevant fungal toxin of this group. Mycotoxin (from Gk. ...
Ochratoxin A is known to occur in commodities like cereals, coffee, dried fruit and red wine. It is considered as a human carcinogen and is of special interest as it can be accumulated in the meat of animals. Thus meat and meat products can be contaminated with this toxin.
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