Category Archives: Aflatoxin B1

Singapore – Recall of Eu Yan Sang’s Brown Rice Si Shen powder due to aflatoxin and arsenic exceeding permissible levels

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected aflatoxin B1 and arsenic in samples of Eu Yan Sang’s Brown Rice Si Shen powder at levels exceeding the maximum limit stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.2 SFA has directed the manufacturer, Eu Yan Sang (Singapore) Pte Ltd, to recall two affected batches of the product.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected aflatoxin B1 and arsenic in samples of Eu Yan Sang’s Brown Rice Si Shen powder at levels exceeding the maximum limit stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.

2 SFA has directed the manufacturer, Eu Yan Sang (Singapore) Pte Ltd, to recall two affected batches of the product.

RASFF Alerts – Mycotoxin – Aflatoxin – Almonds- Indian Groundnuts – Bio Corn Grains – Groundnuts – Organic Dried Figs – Hazelnut Meal – Organic Popcorn – Ground Nutmeg – Shelled Pistachios

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Aflatoxin in almond from United States in Italy

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Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in Switzerland and the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in bio corn grains for making of popcorn from Turkey in the Czech Republic, Netherlands and Slovakia

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Aflatoxin in USA groundnuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in Switzerland and the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in organic dried figs from Turkey in France

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Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in France

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Aflatoxin B1 above MRL in almonds from Australia in the Netherlands and Spain

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Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in Switzerland and the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in hazelnut meal from Georgia in France

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Aflatoxins in organic popcorn from Türkiye in Denmark and Poland

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Aflatoxins in popcorn corn from Turkey, via the Netherlands in  Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.

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Aflatoxins (B1 = 8.5 µg/kg – ppb) in ground nutmeg from Türkiye in Switzerland

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High content of aflatoxins in shelled pistachios from Iran

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts –

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High content of aflatoxins in shelled pistachios from Iran in Italy and Turkey

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Aflatoxin B1 in Sesame seed unshelled from Pakistan in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Netherlands

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Aflatoxins B1 and Totals above the limits in shelled peanuts from Egypt in Italy

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Aflatoxin in Pakistan Rice in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in the Netherlands and Italy

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Aflatoxin in Indian Groundnuts in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxin in Egyptian groundnuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in dried figs from Türkey in Germany and the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Indonesian Nutmeg in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in groundnuts from China in France

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Peanuts- Groundnuts

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Aflatoxins in peanuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

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Aflatoxin B1 in groundnut kernels from the United States in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 (sample A: 3,56 ± 0,53 µg/kg, sample B: 3,18 ± 0,48 µg/kg) in peanuts blanched halves from Argentina in Poland

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Aflatoxins in peanuts from Paraguay in Poland

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Peanuts – Groundnuts- Shelled Almonds

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Aflatoxins above MRL in peanuts from China in Spain

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Aflatoxins (B1, B2,G1,G2) in raw groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

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aflatoxins over the permitted limits in shelled almonds from the United States in Italy

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Aflatoxin in Argentine groundnuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Argentine groundnuts in the Netherlands

Research – Mycotoxin survey: Watch out for exposure from dirty maize

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If you’re feeding maize, you likely have a mycotoxin problem on your farm, delegates at a recent ruminant nutrition were told.

Breaking down the results of this year’s mycotoxin survey, Laura Quinn, Ruminant Technical Species Expert at DSM, said: “When plants get stressed – whether that be drought, weather-related or disease – they can be vulnerable to being attacked by fungi, and mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites which are released by the fungi.

“They are in almost all agricultural commodities worldwide. They are very stable, can persist in heat and are resistant to any processing at feed mills.”

Biomin and DSM have run the survey since 2004.

The firm analyses over 20,000 samples a year and offers localised predictions for mycotoxins based on weather patterns.

“Mycotoxins are anti-protozoal, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, which is great for disinfectant, but considering in the rumen we are trying to use these to break down feed materials to produce milk, we don’t want them having that effect in the cow.”

In dairy animals, mycotoxins have been linked with reduced feed intake, lower milk yields, liver inflammation, lower vaccine efficacy, and lower fatty acid production, among other production and health issues.

There are currently more than 1,000 mycotoxins identified, with more being discovered by scientists all the time.

Research – Latest EU audit questions Turkish approach to control mycotoxins

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An audit carried out between the months of May and June 2022 by the General Directorate of Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission on the official controls that Turkey applies in relation to mycotoxins in dried figs and pistachios concludes that they are not effective. This conclusion fully coincides with the alerts and rejections at the border level that are notified through the Rapid Alert Network for Feed and Food (RASFF), where figs and pistachios from Turkey are prominent players due to the presence of aflatoxins.

It should be noted that the EU establishes that each shipment of dried figs and pistachios coming from Turkey or through Turkey must have a health certificate issued by the authorities, as well as the results of official sampling that demonstrate compliance with the requirements on maximum levels. of aflatoxins. It should be remembered that no level has been established for Ochratoxin A in dried figs. Figs from Turkey are subject to a 20% analysis frequency by EU countries, while it is 50% for pistachios.

There is a decreasing trend of rejection decisions based on Turkish pre-export tests. This fact contrasts with the results obtained in the controls carried out by the EU countries. In short, the ability of the Turkish control system to ensure that all shipments of exported dried figs and pistachios have been produced in accordance with EU regulations is called into question.

The auditors found that official controls are not designed to verify and control whether farmers implement mycotoxin control measures. Reports on official controls, including the effectiveness of HACCP schemes and controls carried out by processors, are also poor.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Organic Dried Figs – Pistachios – Groundnuts – Dried Figs – Cracked Nutmeg

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Exceedance of limit values for aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in dried organic figs from Turkey in Turkey, Malta, Slovenia, Romania, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia

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Aflatoxin B1 and Total in Pistachio nuts from Turkey in Romania and the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Brazilian groundnuts in Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine

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Aflatoxins beyond the maximum permitted limits in Pistachios in shell from Iran in Italy

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Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Sweden

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Aflatoxins in soy chunks from India, via the Netherlands in Germany

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Aflatoxins in cracked nutmegs from Indonesia in Germany

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Aflatoxins in shelled pistachios from the USA, via Turkey in Italy and Romania

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Dried Figs – Peanuts -Groundnut Kernels –

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Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Slovakia

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Aflatoxin B1 in U.S.A. peanuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in Argentine groundnut kernels in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in U.S.A. peanuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in peanuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

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Aflatoxins in peanuts from the United States in Germany

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Aflatoxin B1 in peanuts from the United States in Germany

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Aflatoxins in peanuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Dried Figs – Pistachios – Rice – Hazelnut Kernels – Nuts

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High content of aflatoxins in shelled pistachios form Türkiye, origin USA in Turkey and Italy

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Aflatoxin in Turkisch Pistachios in the Netherlands and France

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Aflatoxin in Pakistan Rice in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in hazelnuts kernels from Azerbaijan in France

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Level of aflatoxins exceeding limits in dried figs from Turkey in France

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Aflatoxin in nuts from Georgia in Italy

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Aflatoxin in pistachios from the Netherlands in Denmark