Taiwan – Tainted snack foods from Southeast Asia seized at Taiwan border – Aflatoxin B1 – B2

Focus Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 8 (CNA) A shipment of snack foods including corn puffs and peanut candies from Southeast Asia was recently seized at the border, after being found to contain excessive levels of a carcinogenic contaminant, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.

The cheddar cheese-flavored corn puffs from the Philippines totaling 262.24 kilograms were confiscated after sample testing on Aug. 19 detected 13.2 micrograms (µg) per kilogram of the carcinogen aflatoxins B1 (AFB1) and B2 (AFB2).

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