Jan. 15, 2006 - Jan. 14, 2009Award Number
Center for Produce SafetyAmount Awarded
Charlene Wolf-Hall, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University
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.