Catalonia – Alert due to the presence of alkaloids from rye bathed in whole rye flour from Spain – Mycotoxin


wholemeal rye flour alerted

The Public Health Agency of Catalonia announces that in Catalonia the product “whole rye flour” is being withdrawn from the market due to the presence of soaked rye alkaloids.

The product involved is:

  • Product name (on the label): INTEGRAL RYE FLOUR
  • Trademark: BIOGRA
  • Appearance, weight and packaging: 500gr plastic bag packaging
  • Lot number: 21-005
  • Best before date: 30/05/2023
  • Storage temperature: room temperature

The initial distribution has been in the autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Castilla-La Mancha, the Balearic Islands, Galicia, Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Castile and Leon, the Community of Madrid, La Rioja and the Basque Country, although it cannot be ruled out that there may be redistributions to other autonomous communities.

This information has been transferred to the competent authorities of the autonomous communities through the Coordinated Rapid Information Exchange System (SCIRI), in order to verify the withdrawal of the affected products from the marketing channels.

People who have products affected by this alert at home are advised to refrain from consuming them.

If you have consumed any of the products from the affected batches and present any symptoms compatible with ergotism (hallucinations, convulsions, numbness, tingling, pain, cyanosis, absence of dust and intense and sudden cold in the extremities that may go followed by acute burning, abdominal pain) it is recommended to go to a health center.

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