Category Archives: Aflatoxin

RASFF Alert – Aflatoxin – Dried Figs – Pistachio Kernels – Assorted Spice Mix – Sesame Seeds – Groundnuts – Millet Flour – Ground Ginger

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Aflatoxins (B1 = 12.6; Tot. = 13.1 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio kernels from the United Kingdom in Ireland

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 59.2; Tot. = 136.8 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 168; Tot. = 275.7 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins in pistachio kernels from turkey in Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 29.5; Tot. = 31.2 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran in Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxines B1 in assorted spices mix from Pakistan in France and Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins and Bacillus cereus in organic sesame seeds from Togo in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland

RASFF

Aflatoxins in millet flour from Senegal in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 18.4; Tot. = 20.3 / B1 = 26.9; Tot. = 29.3 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxin in Ground Ginger from India, distribution from UK in Ireland

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Sunflower Seeds

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 34.79 µg/kg – ppb) in sunflower seeds from Egypt in Spain

Research – Mycotoxins impact feed quality in 2021 European grain harvest

All About Feed

Extreme weather patterns across Europe in 2021 have been blamed for increased levels of mycotoxins in arable crops creating concerns over the subsequent quality of animal feed.

Mycotoxins, which are produced by certain species of moulds, are a concern for livestock producers due to their ability to influence feed quality and subsequent animal health and performance.

During extensive research across a number of European countries, a pattern of increased mycotoxins has been documented in the latest harvest analysis report from Alltech, in collaboration with SGS.

Just under 1,200 samples of barley, wheat, corn, corn silage, grass silage, alfalfa haylage, triticale, straw and whole crop silage (wheat and barley) were taken for analysis. Several farms or animal feed production sites across Russia, Spain, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Belarus, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine were involved in the data gathering.

Moderate to high risk

Data collected for the key feed ingredients indicated the presence of moderate to high levels of mycotoxin risk. Across all samples, there was an average of 4.34 mycotoxins detected, with 98.5% containing at least 1 mycotoxin and 86.1% containing 2 or more mycotoxins.

Type B-trichothecenes were found in 87% of the grain samples, which is a similar number to those found in 2020. The highest concentration of deoxynivalenol or DON (10,914 ppb) was detected in a Danish straw sample. Out of over 600 corn samples analysed, 24% of these contained aflatoxins, a notably higher percentage than 2020 and something feed and livestock producers should be aware of when putting mycotoxin control plans in place for the coming season.

Of the corn samples analysed using an LC-MS/MS method, fusaric acid was the most prominent mycotoxin, detected in 96.7% of samples, while type B-trichothecenes and fumonisins were found in 90% and 83% of samples, respectively.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Dried Figs – Groundnuts – Peanuts- Pistachios

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Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxins in shelled groundnuts from the United States in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 330; Tot. = 540 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in France

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 16.1; Tot. = 17.9 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in France

RASFF

Aflatoxins (Tot. = 8.9 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts in shell from China in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 21; Tot. = 23 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Iran in France

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 39; Tot. = 41 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled pistachios from Turkey in Germany and Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in Bolivian organic groundnuts in the Netherlands and Spain

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 20.8; Tot. = 29.5 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey, via Bosnia and Herzegovina in Croatia

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Rice Bran

RASFF

Aflatoxins in rice bran from the Netherlands, with raw material from Pakistan in Belgium

Belgium – Ground Ginger – Aflatoxin –

AFSCA

Recall of the AFSCA
product Product: ground ginger of the TRS Asia’s Finest Food brand.
Problem: too high aflatoxin content.


The AFSCA is today recalling consumers of “Ginger Powder” ground ginger from the TRS Asia’s Finest Food brand.

This recall follows a RASFF concerning an excessively high aflatoxin content. It was therefore decided to withdraw this product from sale and to recall it to consumers.

Product: Ginger Powder
Brand: TRS Asia’s Finest Food
Expiration date (DDM):
02/28/2022 Lot: GGR 20060 – 38251
Weight: 100g

This product has been marketed through various stores in Belgium.

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

Belgium – “Sankhal” (millet couscous) from the La Vivière brand- Aflatoxin

AFSCA

01/04/2022 (update 12/16/2021)
AFSCA recall
Product: “Sankhal” (millet couscous) from the La Vivière brand.
Problem: too high aflatoxin content.

Following a notification via the RASFF system (European Food and Feed rapid alert system), the AFSCA is withdrawing from sale the product “Sankhal” (millet couscous) of the La Vivière brand and is recalling it to consumers because too high aflatoxin content.

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: “Sankhal” (millet couscous)
• Brand: La Vivière
• Lots and expiry dates:
            L21-08067 – DDM:
06/30/2023 L21-08078 – DDM: 07/30/2023
• Weight: 400g

This product was sold in Belgium via various general food stores including:
– Bilal and Laiba Sprl., Boulevard Paul Janson 10, 6000 CHARLEROI
– Fezan Voeding, leemput str. 14, 8000 BRUGGE
– Best Pilorijnstraat 4 9000 GHENT
– Oriental Exotic Langestr. 21 1730 ASSE

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

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxins – Ginger – Dried Figs – Pistachios – Dried Chilli Peppers – Millet Couscous – Groundnut Kernels

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Aflatoxins (aflatoxin B1 and total aflatoxin) in ginger from India, via the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 12.5; Tot. = 12.5 µg/kg – ppb) in raw pistachio nuts in shell from Turkey in Spain

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 36.6; Tot. = 36.6 µg/kg – ppb) in dried chili peppers from China in Finland

RASFF

Aflatoxine in Millet Couscous from Senegal in Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 14.4; Tot. = 14.4 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Spain

RASFF

Aflatoxins (Tot. = 18.6 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, UK

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 37.8 µg/kg – Tot. 56.1 µg/kg) in shelled pistachios from Turkey in Italy and France

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 38.7; Tot. = 40.7 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio kernels from Turkey in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 12; Tot. = 12 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from the United States in the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Pistachios – Dried Figs – Hazelnuts – Crispy Peanut Candies –

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 15.7; Tot. = 19.9 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted pistachios in shell from Turkey, via Bulgaria in Austria, France and Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxins in dried figs from Turkey in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Luxembourg

RASFF

Aflatoxin in hazelnuts from Azerbaijan in Germany and Slovakia

RASFF

Aflatoxins (B1 = 3.8; Tot. = 21.8 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnuts from Georgia in Italy and Bulgaria

RASFF

Aflatoxin in crispy peanut candies from Russia in Latvia

RASFF

Aflatoxins in pistachios in shell from Turkey in Germany

RASFF

Aflatoxin above legal limit in shelled pistachios from Iran in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in Hazelnut kernels from AZERBAIJAN in Italy and Luxembourg

Israel – Peanuts – Aflatoxin

Avikam Singer Trade and Marketing Ltd. recalls Natural Peanut (1 kg; Best before 30.06.22) due to aflatoxin contamination.

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