Deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species, is a powerful inhibitor of DNA, RNA or protein synthesis at the ribosomal level. In cases of acute poisoning it can cause vomiting, rapid irritation to the skin and immunosuppression.
As part of consumer protection, it is indispensable to examine food and feed on their respective content of DON.
The legal limits are regulated differently in different countries and are e.g. legally defined EU-wide at 1250 µg/kg for unprocessed cereals, 500 µg/kg for bread or 200 µg/kg for infant food.
A list of currently available aokin Deoxynivalenol products can be downloaded here.