A spokesperson for Canada’s baking industry suggests grain farmers will face increased scrutiny unless further mitigation practices to prevent the presence of mycotoxins and allergens in grain are implemented. “There are issues about mycotoxins and adventious presence (of allergens) that producers need to become engaged on,” said Paul Hetherington, CEO of the Baking Association of Canada, at the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Convention in Winnipeg earlier this month.
As reported by Real Ag last week, the first known case of Verticillium longisporum on an oilseed crop in North America was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency this past fall. The soil-borne pathogen was found on canola plants at an undisclosed research site in Manitoba.
Created January 21, 2015 | Category: Agronomy