However, potatoes also contain a number of other inherent toxicants such as tropane alkaloids, terpenoids, saponins, protease inhibitors and lectins.
A MAFF Food Sense booklet Natural Toxicants in our Food covers mycotoxins and offers advice on avoiding risks from contaminated foods.
Specific problems were also highlighted through a workshop of experts on chemical contaminants and naturally-occurring toxicants in food.
The eighteenth report of the Steering Group on Food Surveillance The Working Party on Naturally occurring toxicants in Food: Sub-Group on Mycotoxins.
Furthermore current technology has purification procedures for only a fraction of known plant toxicants.