Category Archives: Food Toxin

France – Tuna loin – Histamine

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Model names or references Yellowfin tuna loin 3/5kg caught in the Indian Ocean
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    2812649000000 348 Use-by date 05/26/2022
  • Packaging Under vacuum
  • Marketing start/end date From 05/17/2022 to 05/24/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark DFRA/FPE/98/77
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors U Teaches
  • List of points of sale List_stores.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Histamine levels above the norm
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Other biological contaminants

Belgium – Pink Peanut Kernels from the Lac Vo Hong brand -Aflatoxin

AFSCA

FASFC product recall
Product: Pink Peanut Kernels from the Lac Vo Hong brand.
Problem: Too high aflatoxin content.


The FASFC is today recalling consumers of Pink Peanut Kernels of the Lac Vo Hong brand.

This recall follows a notification via the RASFF system (European Food and Feed Rapid Alert System), concerning too high aflatoxin content.

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

Product description:

– Product name: Pink Peanut Kernels
– Brand: Lac Vo Hong
– Batch number: NSX20/11/2021
– Expiry date (BDD): 20/11/2023
– Weight: 500g
– Nature of the packaging: plastic packaging

The product was distributed via:

Tinie’s 1050 Brussels 34 Rue des Cygnes
Kung Fu Store 4000 Liège 8 Rue De La Madeleine
Kathmandu bvba 3000 Leuven Brusselsestraat 124

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

France – Mackerel Fillet – Histamine

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name unbranded
  • Model names or references mackerel fillet
  • Identification of products
    Batch Date
    1275012015 Use-by date 05/18/2022
  • Products List PRODUCT.pdf Enclosed
  • Packaging VACUUM PACK
  • Marketing start/end date From 05/13/2022 to 05/18/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 62 667 126 EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: LOIRET (45)
  • Distributors SUPER U

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall histamines
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Endogenous toxins: histamine (fish, cheese, alcoholic beverages, meats)

Guatemala – Four deaths in Guatemala linked to contaminated shellfish – Saitoxin – PSP

Food Safety News

More than 30 people have fallen sick and four have died in Guatemala after eating shellfish.

The National Commission for the Surveillance and Control of Red Tide in Guatemala has extended an alert because of the presence of saxitoxins above the limits on the coasts of Tiquisate, Escuintla, Retalhuleu and San Marcos.

Public health officials said that since the end of April, 34 people had been affected and three children and one adult had died.

Authorities urged the public not to eat bivalve mollusks such as mussels, clams and oysters.

A warning was issued earlier this month after monitoring and analysis detected high concentrations of saxitoxins above the limits.

Saxitoxin is a toxin responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). Harmful algal blooms are often called red tides.

France – Cottage Cheese – E.coli

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name the farm of the sablonniere
  • Model names or references cottage cheese
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3760093420020 2157 Use-by date 06/05/2022
  • Packaging500g plastic jar
  • Marketing start/end date From 05/18/2022 to 05/20/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health marken.35.129.008
  • Further information whipped cream cheese and countryside
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Regions: Brittany
  • Distributors leclerc st gregoire leclerc bain de bretagne superu montfort superu guemene penfao intermarché bain de bretagne the farmers of Nantes orvault super u janze super u la guerche super u le grand fougeray super u guipry the counter of the halles mordelles

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall b-glucuronidase positive escherichia coli
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Escherichia coli

Research – Removal of Ochratoxin A from Grape Juice by Clarification: A Response Surface Methodology Study

MDPI

This study achieved maximum removal of ochratoxin A (OTA) during the grape juice clarification process with minimal reduction in antioxidant compounds (phenolic acid, flavonoids, and antioxidant capacity by FRAP) by the RSM method. Independent variables included three types of clarifiers—gelatin, bentonite, and diatomite (diatomaceous earth)—at a concentration level of 0.25–0.75% and clarification time of 1–3 h. OTA was measured by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. Clarifying agent concentration and clarification time affected the reduction amount of OTA and antioxidant compounds in grape juice. There was a direct linear correlation between the reduction amounts of OTA and antioxidant compounds and capacity with the concentration of bentonite, gelatin, and diatomite, and the clarification time. The reduction amount of OTA and antioxidant capacity followed the linear mode. However, the decreased phenolic acid and flavonoid values followed the quadratic model. The study results showed that if the concentrations of bentonite, gelatin, and diatomite and clarification time were 0.45, 0.62, 0.25%, and 1 h, respectively, the maximum amount of OTA reduction (41.67%) occurred. Furthermore, the phenolic acid, flavonoid, and antioxidant activity decrease amounts were at their lowest levels, i.e., 23.86, 7.20, and 17.27%, respectively. View Full-Text

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

RASFF

Aflatoxin in Argentine groundnuts in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxin in Indian groundnuts in the Netherlands and Switzerland

RASFF

Aflatoxins in organic buckwheat from Poland, via Austria in Germany

RASFF

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

RASFF

Aflatoxins in pistachios from Iran in Belgium

RASFF

Aflatoxins above the limits in Pistachios from United States in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxin in Turkish Pistachio Nuts in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxin in rice from India in the Netherlands

RASFF

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

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A – Organic Dried Figs

RASFF

Ochratoxin A in organic dried figs from Turkey in Italy

RASFF – Lipophilic Toxins – Tellins

RASFF

Detection of lipophilic toxins on tellins in Italy, Spain and Switzerland

RASFF Alert – Cronobacter – Infant Milk Formula

RASFF

Cronobacter in initial infant milk formula from the Czech Republic in Poland and Moldova.