Occurrence of Ochratoxin A in Coffee: Threads and Solutions-A Mini-Review

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Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a widespread bioactive extrolite from secondary metabolism of fungi which presence in foods like coffee is of public health concern, particularly for heavy drinkers. Coffee is one of the most consumed and appreciated non-alcoholic beverage in the world. Its production from the plantation to the coffee cup involves several steps that would determine the final concentration of OTA in the beverage. This review gives an overview of OTA contamination in roasted coffee beans in different countries and mitigation strategies for OTA reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberUNSP 36
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • ochratoxin A
  • coffee
  • mycotoxin
  • threads
  • treatment


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