Belgium – Ochratoxin A – Dried Figs


Following a notification via the RASFF system (European rapid alert system Food and Feed), the AFSCA is withdrawing from sale the following product: “Kuru Incir” dried figs from the Marmara brand due to an overshoot of the ochratoxin standard A.

The AFSCA therefore decided to withdraw this product from sale and to recall it to consumers.

The AFSCA asks consumers not to consume this product and to contact the point of sale through which the product was purchased.

Product description

– Product category: dried figs
– Product name: Kuru Incir
– Brand: Marmara
– Weight: 700 g
– Date of minimum durability (DDM)
(“Consume preferably before (or end)”)
: 09/23/2020 – Lot: 090048474 / 2-11-728

This product is sold through various food stores in Belgium.

Ochratoxin A is a mycotoxin produced by molds which can be present in various products such as cereals, coffee, rice and raisins. Repeated consumption of ochratoxin A is harmful to health.


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