The aim of the focus action was to investigate the mycotoxin content in wheat and rye grains or flours. 46 samples from all over Austria were examined:
- One sample was judged to be harmful to health because the maximum level for ochratoxin A had been exceeded beyond doubt
Mycotoxins is the collective term for various poisons produced by different mold species. They are highly toxic to humans and animals and can cause illness even at very low levels.