Category Archives: Aflatoxin

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts – Shelled Pistachios – Brown Basmati Rice – Dried Figs – Almonds

European Food Alerts

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 13.3; Tot. = 15.1 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from China in Italy

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 27.5; Tot. = 31.4 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled pistachios from Iran, dispatched from Turkey in Italy

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 14.3; Tot. = 15.4 µg/kg – ppb) in brown basmati rice from Pakistan, via the Netherlands in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (Tot. = 15.87 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 54; Tot. = 60 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in the Netherlands

Belgium – Recall of HOEBREGTS BV – Peanuts for nature birds & Super Mix – Aflatoxin B1

AFSCA

In agreement with the AFSCA, HOEBREGTS BV is withdrawing from sale the products “Peanuts for nature birds” and “Super Mix (fatty and energizing mixture for birds of nature)” and recalls them to consumers because of the presence of Aflatoxin B1

HOEBREGTS BV asks its customers not to give these items to animals and to take them back to the point of sale where they were purchased.

Product description

Peanuts for birds plain
– Date of minimum durability (DDM) (“
Best before (or end)”) : 08/18/2021 – Lots: P005989 and BVG385
– Weight: 5kg and 20kg

Super Mix (fatty and energizing mixture for nature birds)
– Date of minimum durability (DDM) (“Best before (or end)”) and lots: 25/08/2021 and 24/09/2021
– Weight: 5kg and 20kg

The products were distributed by

HOEBREGTS BV, Klein-Gelmenstraat 12, 3870 Heers

For any further information, contact:

Nico Hoebregts
011/481888
Nico.hoebregts@skynet.be

Germany – CF Grell Nachf. Naturkost GmbH & Co. – Basmati Rice – Aflatoxins

LMW

Warning type: Food
Date of first publication: October 19, 2020
Product name:

Basmati rice, real basmati rice, brown

Product pictures:

6/11/2015-12-16 Packshot (002) .JPG
Manufacturer (distributor): CF Grell Nachf. Naturkost GmbH & Co. KG Boschstrasse 3 24568 Kaltenkirchen
Reason for warning:

Exceeding limit values ​​for aflatoxins

Packaging Unit: 500g
Durability: 11/15/2021
Lot identification: 901584, 901665, 901722
Additional Information: further information can be found in the enclosed consumer information.
Homepage of the manufacturer:

Contact to the responsible authorities:

Berlin:

poststelle@senjustva.berlin.de

Brandenburg:

Konsumenterschutz@Msgiv.Brandenburg.de

Bremen:

Schnellwarnung@gesundheit.bremen.de

Hamburg:

poststelle@bgv.hamburg.de

Schleswig-Holstein:

poststelle@jumi.landsh.de

Belgium – Recall of Carrefour – Basmati rice – Aflatoxin B1

AFSCA

Following a control and as a precautionary measure in order to guarantee the safety of the consumer, SOUFFLET ALIMENTAIRE requests to withdraw from the trade the products RIZ BASMATI 1KG and RIZ BASMATI 4X125GR of the Carrefour brand sold in the grocery department of certain Carrefour stores in Belgium and remind consumers of them due to a too high aflatoxin content.

Product
Carrefour basmati rice
Packer code: EMB 59606B
PRODUCT: Basmati rice 500g box (4X125GR)
EAN: 3245412435256 Best
before (DDM): 07/16/2022 and 07/20/2022
PRODUCT: BASMATI RICE 1KG SACHET
EAN: 3560070837984 Best
before (DDM): 15/07 / 2m022

Aflatoxins are mycotoxins that can be present in different products such as grains, coffee, rice, raisins and dried fruits.

There is no direct risk. Aflatoxin only presents a health risk with high and repeated consumption. However, people who hold these products are asked not to consume them and to return them to the point of sale where they will be reimbursed.

For any further information, you can contact the Carrefour Belgium consumer service by dialing the free number 0800.9.10.11 , from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The company BELLOWS FOOD apologizes to Carrefour customers for the inconvenience.

France – Product recall: Carrefour brand Basmati rice – Aflatoxin

Oulah

Product recall: Carrefour brand Basmati rice

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of aflatoxins B1

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and return to the point of sale for reimbursement.

Aflatoxins are mycotoxins which can be present in different products such as cereals, coffee, rice, dried rasisins and dried fruits. Only a large quantity of contaminated products can lead to health problems.
People with hepatitis are sensitive to aflatoxins. You are advised to contact Carrefour in order to put them in touch with your medical consultant.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
• 3245412435256 (Basmati rice box 500g – 4x125g)
• 3560070837984 (Basmati rice box 1kg bag)

▸ DDM / DLUO
• 07/16/2022 (Basmati rice 500g box – 4x125g)
• 07/20/2022 (Basmati rice 500g box – 4x125g)
• 07/21/2022 (Basmati rice 500g box – 4x125g)
• 07/15 / 2022 (Basmati rice in 1kg bag bag)


EMB code 59606B

▸ Consumer service contact
For any further information, you can contact the Carrefour consumer service by dialing N ° Cristal 09 69 39 7000 (non-surcharged call from a landline) from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

▸ Source
https://www.carrefour.fr/

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnut Kernels – Dried Whole Chillies – Dried Figs

European Food Alerts

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 53; Tot. = 60 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 10.7; Tot. = 11 µg/kg – ppb) in dried whole chillies from Sri Lanka in the UK

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 110; Tot. = 120 / B1 = 48; Tot. = 56 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 4.3; Tot. = 5.4 µg/kg – ppb) in blanched groundnut kernels from India in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 16; Tot. = 19 / B1 = 66; Tot. = 77 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 9.1; Tot. = 9.1 / B1 = 11; Tot. = 14 mg/kg – ppm) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 160; Tot. = 190 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 822 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Bulgaria

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 78; Tot. = 83 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 30; Tot. = 35 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 27.5; Tot. = 29.1 µg/kg – ppb) in whole dried chillies from India in the UK

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Groundnut Kernels

European Food Alerts

RASFF

aflatoxins (B1 = 211 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from India, via the Netherlands in Belgium

USA – Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Previously Announced Voluntary Recall of Certain Pet Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

FDA

Image – Champ MINI CHUNK DOG FOOD, BEEF AND CHICKEN FLAVOR, Net Wt. 12lbs

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020, after an investigation conducted along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that additional corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet food products are affected by this announcement.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. has chosen to expand its voluntary recall to include these additional products as a precautionary measure in furtherance of its commitment to the safety and quality of its products. Pets with aflatoxin toxicity (aflatoxicosis) may show symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, diarrhea, and in some cases, death. Pets experiencing any of these symptoms after consuming the recalled products should be seen by a veterinarian.

The affected products were distributed in retail stores within the United States. Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food is exported exclusively to a distributor in Japan. Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food is also exported to a distributor in Japan and Colombia. Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull any remaining inventory of these lots from their shelves. There are no other Champ®, Field Trial®, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special®, Old Glory®, Paws Happy Life®, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever®, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout®, Thrifty®, Top Runner® or Whiskers & Tails products or other lot codes of these products affected by this voluntary recall. The lot codes can be located on the back of each bag.

USA – Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Previously Announced Voluntary Recall of Certain Pet Food Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

FDA

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Food & Beverages
Pet Food
Ingredients
Reason for Announcement:
May Contain Aflatoxin
Company Name:
Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Brand Name:
Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, and Others
Product Description:
Pet Food

Company Announcement

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. This is an expansion of the recall initiated September 2, 2020, after an investigation conducted along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that additional corn-based pet food products produced between April 3, 2020 and April 5, 2020 may contain corn from a single load of corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet food products are affected by this announcement.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. has chosen to expand its voluntary recall to include these additional products as a precautionary measure in furtherance of its commitment to the safety and quality of its products. Pets with aflatoxin toxicity (aflatoxicosis) may show symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, diarrhea, and in some cases, death. Pets experiencing any of these symptoms after consuming the recalled products should be seen by a veterinarian.

The affected products were distributed in retail stores within the United States. Principle Super Premium Natural Dog Food is exported exclusively to a distributor in Japan. Sportsman’s Pride Maintenance Adult Formula Dog Food is also exported to a distributor in Japan and Colombia. Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull any remaining inventory of these lots from their shelves. There are no other Champ®, Field Trial®, Good Dog, Hunter’s Special®, Old Glory®, Paws Happy Life®, Pet Expert, Principle, Retriever®, River Bend, Sportsman’s Pride®, Sprout®, Thrifty®, Top Runner® or Whiskers & Tails products or other lot codes of these products affected by this voluntary recall. The lot codes can be located on the back of each bag.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@sunshinemills.com for additional information.

The expansion of this voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

China – 7 die from food poisoning in northeast China – Aflatoxin?

Shine

Seven people have died after eating contaminated food during a family meal in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, local authorities announced on Saturday.

The food poisoning occurred on October 5 when a resident surnamed Wang in Jidong County dined with eight family members at home and had sour noodles, a local food made of fermented corn flour, which had remained frozen for a year.

Police have ruled out homicide by poisoning since no toxic substances were detected from the extracts on the premises. A preliminary investigation suggested aflatoxin poisoning as hospital lab test results showed that the level of aflatoxin in the food was far higher than normal.