Category Archives: Aflatoxin B1

Research – Peanut Butter Food Safety Concerns—Prevalence, Mitigation and Control of Salmonella spp., and Aflatoxins in Peanut Butter

MDPI

Peanut butter has a very large and continuously increasing global market. The food safety risks associated with its consumption are also likely to have impacts on a correspondingly large global population. In terms of prevalence and potential magnitude of impact, contamination by Salmonella spp., and aflatoxins, are the major food safety risks associated with peanut butter consumption. The inherent nature of the Salmonella spp., coupled with the unique chemical composition and structure of peanut butter, present serious technical challenges when inactivating Salmonella spp. in contaminated peanut butter. Thermal treatment, microwave, radiofrequency, irradiation, and high-pressure processing all are of limited efficacy in inactivating Salmonella spp. in contaminated peanut butter. The removal of aflatoxins in contaminated peanut butter is equally problematic and for all practical purposes almost impossible at the moment. Adopting good manufacturing hygiene practices from farm to table and avoiding the processing of contaminated peanuts are probably some of the few practically viable strategies for minimising these peanut butter food safety risks. The purpose of this review is to highlight the nature of food safety risks associated with peanut butter and to discuss the effectiveness of the initiatives that are aimed at minimising these risks.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Peanuts – Peanut Butter – Red Chilli – Pistachios – Brown Basmati Rice – Dates

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Aflatoxins in Brazilian peanuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in peanut butter from Ghana in Italy

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Aflatoxin B1 in red chili powder from India in Italy

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Aflatoxins in pistachio kernels from Islamic Republic of Iran in Germany

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Aflatoxins beyond the legal limits in brown Basmati rice from Pakistan in Slovenia and Hungary

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Aflatoxin in dates from Tunisia in Belgium

Belgium – Roasted peanuts without skin – Aflatoxin B1

AFSCA

FASFC recall
Product: “Gegrillte Erdnuss ohne Haut” (Roasted peanuts without skin) from the Double Panda brand.
Problem: too high aflatoxin B1 content.


The FASFC is today recalling consumers of the product “Gegrillte Erdnuss ohne Haut” (Roasted peanuts without skin) of the Double Panda brand.

This recall follows a notification via the RASFF system (European Food and Feed Rapid Alert System), concerning an excessively high level of aflatoxin B1.

It has therefore been decided to withdraw this product from sale and to recall it from consumers.

Product Description :

– Product name: Gegrillte Erdnuss ohne Haut
– Brand: Double Panda
– Barcode: 8936147336011
– Expiration date (BDD): 05/20/2023
– Weight: 400g
– Nature of packaging: plastic packaging

This product was sold via:

RaanAsia bvba Oostendse Steenweg 135 8000 Brugge
DU Tu Phuong 6, Rue Auguste Orts 1000 Brussels
THAI STORE Rue de Gembloux(SS) 378 5002 Namur
TINIE’S SPRL 32 Place Eugene 1050 Ixelles

For any additional information, you can contact the contact point of the FASFC for consumers: 0800/13.550 or pointdecontact@afsca.be .

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Pistachios – Pakistan Rice – Hazelnuts – Groundnuts – Dried Figs

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Aflatoxin B1 above maximum level in rice from Pakistan. in Spain

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Aflatoxins in hazelnuts from Azerbaijan in Germany and Slovakia

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Presence of Aflatoxins beyond the permitted limits in shelled Pistachio from Turkey in Italy

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Aflatoxins in Organic raw groundnuts from Bolivia in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and the Netherlands

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Presence of Aflatoxins beyond the permitted limits in shelled Pistachios from Turkey in Italy

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Aflatoxins in rice from Pakistan in Spain

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Aflatoxins in hazelnuts FROM GEORGIA in Bulgaria

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Aflatoxin in pistachios nuts from Iran in Poland

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Aflatoxins in groundnuts from the United States in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Slovenia

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Aflatoxins in roasted dried figs from Turkey in Italy

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Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in the Netherlands and Switzerland

Kenya – Aflatoxins link in Kenya cancer burden

Business Daily Africa

Known as a family of toxins produced by certain fungi, aflatoxins have been established to be highly harmful to human beings.

Of late they have also been linked to the high cases of cancer. The best-known one is Aspergillus flavus, that attacks crops such as maize, pulses and groundnuts while in the field and in storage when they are not dried and stored properly.

Aflatoxins also lower the body’s immunity and cause permanent and irreversible stunting in children. And in cases of acute poisoning, they can lead to instant death. But in cases of long-time exposure, they are known to provoke liver cancer.

A study conducted in February this year by James Kibugu, of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro) and four others shows that these poisonous chemicals are becoming a major burden on Kenya’s health care system.

But Kenya could reduce the cancer burden if food safety standards are strictly enforced.

Kibugu’s paper published in the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development notes that common cereals like maize and wheat have total aflatoxin levels higher than Kenyan, USA, and EU standards.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Pistachios – Groundnuts – Organic Buckwheat – Dried Peanuts – Rice – Organic Cornflakes

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Aflatoxin in Argentine groundnuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxins in organic buckwheat from Poland, via Austria in Germany

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Aflatoxins in dried peanuts with skin from Vietnam, via the Netherlands in Germany

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Aflatoxins in pistachios from Iran in Belgium

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Aflatoxins above the limits in Pistachios from United States in Italy

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Aflatoxin in Turkish Pistachio Nuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in rice from India in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in organic cornflakes from Germany, made from organic corn grits from Italy in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Shelled Hazelnuts – Pistachios – Hazelnut Kernels – Super Basmati Brown Rice – Groundnuts – Peanuts – Seasoning Mixes – Roasted Peanuts – Shelled Almonds

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Presence above the permitted limits of Aflatoxins on shelled hazelnuts from Azerbaijan in Italy

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Aflatoxins in pistachios from United States in Spain

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Aflatoxins in hazelnut kernels from Azerbaijan in Bulgaria, Germany and Slovakia

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Aflatoxins in super basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in super basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in super basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels from India in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxin B1 in Argentine peanuts in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in groundnuts from United States in Spain

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Aflatoxins in groundnuts in-shell from USA in Poland

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Aflatoxins in organic groundnut kernels from Bolivia in the Netherlands and Spain

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Aflatoxin B1 in Indian Groundnuts from India in the Netherlands and Switzerland

RASFF

Elevated Aflatoxin B1 and Total Aflatoxin in Seasoning Mixes from Pakistan in Ireland and the UK

RASFF

Increased levels of aflatoxins in roasted peanut without skin from Vietnam via the Netherlands in Germany

RASFF

High aflatoxin content in shelled pistachios from Turkey in Italy

RASFF

Presence of aflatoxin (B1 and sum) higher than the legal limits in shelled almonds from Spain in Italy

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Aflatoxin B1 (Samples A: 2,74 ± 0,41, B: 2,79 ± 0,42 µg/kg) in blanched groundnuts from Argentina in Poland

Luxembourg – MYCHOCO BRAND MILK CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS, HONEY AND SEA SALT – Aflatoxin

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name Milk chocolate with almonds, honey and sea salt
Brand MyChoco
Unity 180g
Date of minimum durability (MDD) 08/06/2023
Batch 22067

Danger  : Too high aflatoxin content

Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by certain species of Aspergillus molds which develop when the degree of temperature and humidity of the food is high. Aflatoxins are considered genotoxic and carcinogenic by the European Food Safety Authority and can be dangerous with high and repeated consumption.

Sale in Luxembourg by: Center Bohey

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Germany – Whole milk chocolate (cocoa: 31% minimum) with almonds, honey and sea salt – Aflatoxin B1+B2+G1+G2

LMW

Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 05/10/2022
Product name:

Whole milk chocolate (cocoa: 31% minimum) with almonds, honey and sea salt

Product images:
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Manufacturer (distributor): myChoco GmbH Adolf-Köhne-Strasse 6 49090 Osnabrück
Reason for warning:

The item may contain high levels of Aflatoxin B1 and Total Aflatoxin B1+B2+G1+G2. This increased aflatoxin content is due to the almonds contained in the product.

Packaging Unit:

180g

Durability:

06/08/2023

Production date:

03/08/2022

Lot identification:

22067

Additional Information:

See company press release (attachment)

Manufacturer’s website:

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnut Kernels – Pistachios – Almonds in Chocolate Products – Basmati Brown Rice – Super Basmati Brown Rice – Peanuts – Cracker Nuts

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Aflatoxins beyond the limits shelled pistachios via Turkey from Iran in Italy

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Aflatoxins in pistachios from United States. in Spain

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Aflatoxin in almonds used in chocolate products from Spain and Belgium in Belgium, Spain, Israel, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Taiwan and Turkey

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Aflatoxins in super basmati brown rice from Pakistan in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxin B1 in super kernel basmati brown rice from Pakistan in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in Pakistan super basmati brown rice in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in Peanuts from the U.S.A in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxin in Egyptian groundnuts in the Netherlands and Germany

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Aflatoxins in cracker nuts from the Philippines in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands and Switzerland

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Aflatoxin B1 in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands and Switzerland