Mycotoxicology Newsletter

July 2003   Volume VII, No. 1


SUMMARIES OF SYMPOSIA & MEETINGS

The First Panamerican Symposium on Mycotoxins in Industry took place in Colonia Ampliación Nápoles, Mexico, April 1-4, 2003. The symposium was sponsored by the Latin American Society of Mycotoxicology (SLAM) on the occasion of their tenth anniversary, in conjunction with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the International Life Science Institute (ILSI), and the National Chamber of the Manufacturing Industry (CANACINTRA).In addition to presentations by specialists in qualitative and quantitative analysis, risk analysis, control strategies, and import/export legislation, the program featured a technological exhibition.

The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) held the EU/ICC Cereal Conference in Vienna, March 6-8, 2002. The goal of the conference was to advance and coordinate cereal R&D throughout the EU by encouraging an open debate on current industry challenges. Conference participants discussed a broad range of cereal issues in plenary sessions and in such working groups as Analytical Tools and Methods and Contaminants and Food Safety. Discussions of mycotoxins as a research priority included the session Fusarium-Resistant and Toxin-Free Wheat for Europe. More information on the conference is available at the following website:
www.icc.or.at/ecc2002/g-inf.htm