Summary of Awards to Date

Evaluation of ozone as an antimycotoxin and microbiocidal treatment for wheat and barley.

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Date

Jan. 15, 2006 - Jan. 14, 2009

Award Number

ND05346

Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

Amount Awarded

$335,000.00

Investigator

Charlene Wolf-Hall, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University

Co-Investigator(s)

Hellevang, K.; Manthey, F.; Nganje, W.; Schwarz, P.; Wiesenborn, D.

Summary

Mycotoxin contamination in grains and food products derived from grains is a persistent food safety concern. For this project, we propose to evaluate a novel chemical control approach using ozone for the duel purpose of mycotoxin destruction and antimicrobial activity in durum wheat and malting barley. Our long-term goals are to develop intervention strategies to reduce or eliminate mycotoxins and undesirable microflora from grain and/or grain products produced in the Northern Plains.