Category Archives: Ergot

Czech Republic – PRE-MEASURED rye flour – dark BREAD – Ergot Alkaloids

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Place of inspection:
Předměřice nad Labem ( Průmyslova 107, 50302 Předměřice nad Labem )
ID: 49814869
Food group: Milled cereal products Flour and semolina

PRE-MEASURED rye flour – dark BREAD
Category: Dangerous foods
Invalid parameter:

sum of ergot alkaloids

The maximum permitted limit for the content of contaminating substances – ergot alkaloids was exceeded in the flour.

Ergot alkaloids are produced by the fungus Claviceps purpurea and cause poisoning (ergotism).

Batch: 061022
Best before date: 07/06/2023
Packaging: PAP bag with print
Quantity of the product in the package: kg
Producer: Mlýny J.Voženílek, spol.s ro, Průmyslova 107, Předměřice nad Labem 50302
Country of origin:  Czechia
Date of sample collection: 8/11/2022
Reference number: 23-000045-SZPI-CZ

Research – From Aflatoxin to Zearalenone: Mycotoxins You Should Know – Deoxynivalenol (DON)

Agfax

Mycotoxins are substances produced by fungi that infect grain crops like maize and small grains and cause ear and kernel rots. Exposure to mycotoxins can lead to chronic or acute toxicity in humans and animals. In addition, mycotoxins can lead to market losses, discounts, rejection of grain lots at elevators, and a reduction in livestock efficiency and productivity.

The most economically important mycotoxins include aflatoxins (AF), deoxynivalenol (DON, also known as vomitoxin), fumonisins (FUM), zearalenone (ZEA), ochratoxin A (OTA), T2, HT-2, ergot alkaloids, and patulin (PAT). The fungal species that produce mycotoxins have worldwide distribution; therefore, mycotoxin contamination occurs everywhere grain crops are grown. Accordingly, mycotoxins have been detected in feed, silage, food, and beverages derived from cereal grains and animal products exposed to contaminated feed.

France – SEMI-WHEAT FLOUR T110 – Mycotoxin – Ergot Aklaloids

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Cereals and baked goods
  • Product brand name MILL OF MONKS
  • Model names or references 25KG
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3347431085334 210922 Date of minimum durability 30/04/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 22/09/2022 to 29/09/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors ORGANIC retail stores

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of ergot alkaloid above the MRL
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Other chemical contaminants

RASFF Alert- Mycotoxins – Ergot Alkaloids – Rye Flour

RASFF

Ergot alkaloids in rye flour from Belgium in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Ergot Alkaloids – Barley Flour

RASFF

Ergot alkaloids in barley flour from the Netherlands in Belgium

Luxembourg – RECALL: FLUTE CEREALS & SEEDS OF THE CHÂTEAU BLANC BRAND – Mycotoxin – Ergot Alkaloids

SAP

Deli Traiteur is recalling the following product :

Last name Cereal & seed flute
Mark White Castle
Unity 230g
Use-by date (DLC) 01/13/2023

Danger  : Presence of ergot alkaloids in rye flour

Ergots or sclerotia are formed by a fungus ( Claviceps purpurea ), a parasite of rye and other cereals. Sclerotia or ergots replace the seed and contain alkaloids, in particular lysergic acid from which LSD is derived, toxins responsible for diseases observed in humans as well as in animals (ergotism). Ergotism, more specifically linked to the ingestion of ergot from rye, is known to be responsible for the “Saint Anthony’s fires” or “mal des ardents” observed in humans. Symptoms included slow blood circulation, which caused alternating feelings of extreme heat and cold, and then gangrene in the extremities of the body. Nerve seizures could also occur.

Sale in Luxembourg by: Deli Traiteur

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Information Source: Deli Traiteur Recall Notification

France – Rye and Honey Gingerbread – Mycotoxins – Ergot Alkaloids

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Cereals and baked goods
  • Product brand name Carrefour BIO
  • Model names or references Carrefour Organic Rye and Honey Gingerbread 300g
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 08/21/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 08/29/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 05/09/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 09/12/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 14/11/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 20/11/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 12/12/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 21/12/2022
    3560070478781 All lots Date of minimum durability 23/12/2022
  • Packaging300g bag
  • Marketing start/end date From 03/25/2022 to 08/23/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Crossroads

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall presence of alkaloids in rye flour used to make gingerbread

France – RYE FLOUR T170 – Mycotoxin – Ergot Alkaloids

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Cereals and baked goods
  • Product brand name WAAST MILLS
  • Model names or references RYE FLOUR T170 IN 2 KG
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3286450003489 0402220063 Best before date 02/10/2022
    3286450003489 0701220094 Best before date 04/09/2022
    3286450003489 2601220413 Best before date 09/23/2022
  • Packaging2KG
  • Marketing start/end date Since 07/01/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographic area of ​​sale NORTH OF FRANCE
  • Distributors AUCHAN NOYELLES MOULINS WAAST

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall risk of presence of ergot alkaloids at a concentration above the regulatory limit

France – RYE FLOUR T85 – Mycotoxin – Ergot Alkaloids

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product
Product category
Feed
Product subcategory
Cereals and baked goods
Product brand name
WAAST MILLS
Model names or references
RYE FLOUR T85 IN 5 KG
Identification of products
GTIN Batch Date
3286450000464 1402220187 Best before date 12/10/2022
3286450000464 2502220393 Best before date 23/10/2022
Packaging
5KG
Marketing start/end date
Since 02/14/2022
Storage temperature
Product to be stored at room temperature
Geographic area of ​​sale
NORTH OF FRANCE
Distributors
WAAST MILLS
Practical information regarding the recall
Reason for recall
risk of presence of ergot alkaloids at a concentration above the regulatory limit

France – MIX 7 CEREALS – Mycotoxin – Ergot Alkaloids

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product
Product category
Feed
Product subcategory
Cereals and baked goods
Product brand name
WAAST MILLS
Model names or references
MIX 7 CEREALS IN 2 KG
Identification of products
GTIN Batch Date
3286450002925 0703220107 Best before date 02/11/2022
3286450002925 2103220379 Best before date 16/11/2022
Packaging
2KG
Marketing start/end date
Since 07/03/2022
Storage temperature
Product to be stored at room temperature
Geographic area of ​​sale
NORTH OF FRANCE
Distributors
AUCHAN NOYELLES CLAYE GENECH INSTITUTE MOULINS WAAST
Practical information regarding the recall
Reason for recall
risk of presence of ergot alkaloids at a concentration above the regulatory limit