Submitted to: World Health Organization
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2000
Publication Date: February 20, 2001
Interpretive Summary: No interpretive summary required for technical report.
Technical Abstract: A meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6-15, 2001. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate certain mycotoxins that may contaminate food. The present meeting was the fifty-sixth in a series of similar meetings. The primary task before the Committee was to assess and characterize risks associated with consumption of foods that may be contaminated by the mycotoxins under consideration. The report of the meeting will appear in the WHO Technical Report Series. Its presentation will be similar to that of previous reports, namely, general considerations, comments on specific substances, and recommendations for future work. The list of participants, general consideration items, and sections of the draft report that consist of evaluations of the individual mycotoxins that were considered that were considered are included in this summary. The WHO Technical Report will be edited extensively before its formal publication. This draft of the Summary and Conclusions is being made available so that the information is disseminated quickly, particularly for use by the CODEX Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants.