Ireland – Recall of batches of popcorn kernels due to elevated levels of Aflatoxin


Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2023.06
Product: Please see table below.
Batch Code: Please see table below.
Country Of Origin: Turkey


The below batches of various brands of popcorn kernels are being recalled due to elevated levels of aflatoxin. Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Aflatoxin is one of a group of a naturally occurring chemicals (mycotoxins) produced by certain moulds. They can grow on a variety of different crops and foodstuffs, often under warm and humid conditions.

Mycotoxins can cause a variety of adverse health effects in humans including cancer (some are genotoxic), kidney and liver damage, gastrointestinal disturbances, reproductive disorders, or suppression of the immune system. Mycotoxins are naturally occurring, so their presence in foods cannot be completely avoided.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and display recall notices at point-of-sale.


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

Table Popcorn
Popcorn 1
Popcorn 2

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