Category Archives: Aflatoxin

India – Delhi govt”s food safety dept to start campaign to check buckwheat flour stocks ahead of Navratri – Aflatoxin

Outlook India

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Delhi government”s Food Safety department will run a campaign ahead of Navrati festival next month to check the stocks of buckwheat flour in the national capital, officials said on Saturday.

Buckwheat flour, popularly known as ”kuttu atta”, if infected with fungus can cause food poisoning owing to development of aflatoxin in it.

Last April, cases of illness due to consumption of spoiled ”kuttu atta” were reported from Delhi”s Kalyanpuri, Trilokpuri and Mehrauli areas, officials said.

“People who consume spoiled ”kuttu atta” may fall ill. So, they should prefer to use packed ”kuttu” four to avoid chances of any fungal infection.,” said Neha Bansal, food safety commissioner of Delhi government.

The loose quantities of these buckwheat flour, if stored in unhygienic condition for long, may develop fungal growth and also get infested with insects. The fungus produces aflatoxin which is harmful for health, she said.

“In view of use of ”kuttu” flour on a large-scale during Navratri. the Food Safety department will conduct special inspection drive ahead of the festival to ensure shopkeepers do not have ”kuttu atta” unfit for consumption,” Bansal said.

The food safety officers in the districts have been asked to visit marketplaces and check samples of buckwheat flour to ensure it is not spoiled. The drive will start soon, said another officer of the department.

”Kuttu” flour is used to cook food by people holding fast on the nine days of Navratri festival. The festival this year will beginning from October 7.

Nearly 500 residents of Kalyanpuri and Trilokpuri in east Delhi had to be admitted to different hospitals in April this year. They had consumed food cooked with ”kuttu” flour after which they had complained of stomachache, vomiting and headache and were treated in hospitals.

Local police had registered a case against a shopkeeper and also arrested him for selling rotten buckwheat flour to the locals in the area.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Hazlenuts – Peanut Butter – Pistachios

RASFF

aflatoxin B1 (8,75 ± 2,19 µg/kg and sum of aflatoxins (47,75 ± 11,94 µg/kg) in hazelnuts from Georgia in Germany and Poland

RASFF

Aflatoxin i jordnötssmör /// Aflatoxin in peanut butter from the Netherlands in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden

RASFF

Aflatoxines in pistachios from Iran in Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins in pistachio kernels from Turkey in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxines in pistachios from Turkey in Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins in powdered peanut butter from the USA in Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins in hazelnuts in shell from Georgia in Italy

RASFF

Livello di aflatossine superiore ai limiti di legge in NOCCIOLE CON GUSCIO DALLA GEORGIA/level of aflatoxins above legal limits in hazel-nuts in shell from Georgia in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 (29,1 ± 7,3 µg/kg) and sum of aflatoxins (52,8 ± 13,2 µg/kg) in hazelnuts from Georgia in Poland

Sweden – First Class Brands of Sweden recalls Healthyco’s peanut butter – Aflatoxin

Livsmedelsverket

First Class Brands of Sweden is recalling six batches of Healthyco’s peanut butter on suspicion of aflatoxin. 

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Broken Rice – Pistachios – Nutmeg – Peanuts – Groundnuts – Dried Figs

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Aflatoxins in pistachios from the United States in Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in Indian groundnuts in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in nutmeg from Indonesia in the Netherlands

RASFF

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

RASFF

Aflatoxins in Organic Nicaraguan Peanuts in Netherlands and Ireland

RASFF

Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland

RASFF

Aflatoxin in broken rice from Pakistan in Italy and Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins in shelled pistachios from USA in Italy

Belgium – Ciloglu brand dried figs – Aflatoxin

AFSCA

AFSCA recall
Product: Ciloglu brand dried figs.
Problem: too high aflatoxin content.


Following a notification via the RASFF system (European Food and Feed rapid alert system), the AFSCA withdraws from sale the dried fig product of the Ciloglu brand and recalls it to consumers because of an excessive aflatoxin content. high.

The AFSCA asks not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased.


Product description

• Product name: Asurelik Incir
• Brand: Ciloglu
• Lot: L 0900 22475 / 1-11-52
• Expiration date (DDM): 07.31.2022
• Weight: 250g

This product was sold in Belgium via different general food stores.

For further information, you can contact the AFSCA contact point for consumers: 0800 / 13.550 or pointdecontact@afsca.be .

Germany – CILOGLU ASURELIK INCIR 20 X 250 GR (Dried Figs) – Aflatoxins

LMW

Warning type: Food
Date of first publication: 08/30/2021
Product name:

CILOGLU ASURELIK INCIR 20 X 250 GR (Dried Figs)

Product pictures:

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Branch notice

Manufacturer (distributor):

Ciloglu Handels GmbH, Gärtringen

Reason for warning:

An increased content of aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) was found in the present product.

Packaging Unit:250 g
Durability:

Best before 07.2022

Lot identification: LOT NUMBER (P. NO) L 0900 22475 / 1-11-52
Additional Information:

Reference is made to the company’s customer information.

Contact to the responsible authorities:

Baden-Württemberg:poststelle@mlr.bwl.de

Bavaria:poststelle@lgl.bayern.de
Berlin:poststelle@senjustva.berlin.de
Bremen:Schnellwarnung@gesundheit.bremen.de
Hamburg:poststelle@justiz.hamburg.de
Hesse:Schnellwarnung@rpda.hessen.de
Lower Saxony:poststelle@ml.niedersachsen.de
North Rhine-Westphalia:poststelle@mulnv.nrw.de
Rhineland-Palatinate:Poststelle.Referat22@lua.rlp.de
Saarland:poststelle-luv@lav.saarland.de
Saxony:poststelle@sms.sachsen.de
Saxony-Anhalt:poststelle@ms.sachsen-anhalt.de
Schleswig-Holstein:poststelle@jumi.landsh.de
Thuringia:LM-Ueberendung@tlv.thueringen.de
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Recall – notification – end consumers

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnut Kernels

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Aflatoxin B1 in organic Bolivian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts – Pistachios – Nutmeg – Peanut Butter – Brazil Nuts – Peanuts

RASFF

Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in shelled pistachios from the USA in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxins in nutmeg from Indonesia in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF

Too much Aflatoxin B1 in peanut butter from United States in Finland

RASFF

Aflatoxins in Brazil nuts from Peru in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in Organic Nicaraguan Peanuts in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in peanuts from USA in Bulgaria

RASFF

Aflatoxins in organic Paraguay peanuts in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Peanut Kernels

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in peanut kernels from Argentina in Germany

USA – FDA warns firm after hundreds of dog deaths and illnesses; other firms warned about import violations

FDA

As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems. The FDA frequently redacts parts of warning letters posted for public view.

Midwestern Pet Food
Evansville, IN

  • due to the presence of the potentially deadly hazard of aflatoxin

FDA

Transu Investment Group, LLC
Richardson, TX

  • An import company in Texas is on notice from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a number of imported food products.

FDA

Productos Bredy USA LLC
Houston

  • An import company in Texas is on notice from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a number of imported food products.

FDA

YemenUSA Inc.
Detroit, MI

  • An import company in Texas is on notice from the FDA for not having FSVPs for a number of imported food products.

FDA