Category Archives: Mold Toxin

Ireland – Recall of Batches of True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin

FSAI

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.55
Product: True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder; pack size: 250g and 500g
Batch Code: All batch codes with best before dates after 05/07/2023
Country Of Origin: India

Message:

True Natural Goodness is recalling the above batches of its Organic Turmeric Powder due to elevated levels of Aflatoxin.  Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Aflatoxin is one of a group of a naturally occurring chemicals (mycotoxins) produced by certain moulds. They can grow on a variety of different crops and foodstuffs often under warm and humid conditions.

Mycotoxins can cause a variety of adverse health effects in humans including cancer (some are genotoxic), kidney and liver damage, gastrointestinal disturbances, reproductive disorders or suppression of the immune system. Mycotoxins are naturally occurring, so their presence in foods cannot be completely avoided.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected batches were sold.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.

True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder

France – Basmati rice sachet 1 Kg – Ochratoxin A

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Cereals and baked goods
  • Product brand name GRAIN COUNTER
  • Names of models or references Basmati rice sachet 1 Kg
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3564700024164 06-12-22 Date of minimum durability 12/06/2022
  • Packaging1 Kg bag
  • Start date / End of marketing From 12/18/2020 to 07/27/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Further information Only products with the code (addon) 06 following the bar code and bearing the indicated lot number are affected by the recall.
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors E.LECLERC

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of Ochratoxin A beyond regulatory limits
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Other chemical contaminants
  • Additional description of the risk Mycotoxins are substances produced by microscopic fungi. These substances can present a health risk in the event of heavy and repeated consumption over the long term.
  • Consumer behavior Stop consuming
    Return the product to the point of sale
    Contact the consumer service
  • Contact number0800 865 286
  • Compensation modalities Repayment
  • End date of the recall procedure Monday, September 27, 2021
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France – Gourmet Mix (artisanal apple purée) – Patulin

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Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Fruits and vegetables
  • Product brand name Carrefour Quality Line
  • Names of models or references Gourmet Mix (artisanal apple purée) Carrefour Quality Line 350g glass jar
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3523680408777 All lots Date of minimum durability 02/17/2022
  • Packaging350g glass jar
  • Start date / End of marketing From 03/12/2021 to 07/26/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Further information Supplier name and address: Elabor SAS, ZA de la Belle croix 2, 72510 Requeil
  • Geographical sales areaWhole France
  • Distributors crossroads

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Suspicion of the presence of patulin
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Other biological contaminants
  • Consumer behavior Stop consuming
    Return the product to the point of sale
    Contact the consumer service
    Destroy the product
  • Contact number0969397000
  • Compensation modalities Repayment
  • End date of the recall procedure Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Additional public information For any additional information, you can contact the Carrefour consumer service by dialing the following number 09 69 39 7000 from Monday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (non-surcharged call from a landline).

Czech Republic – Boeren Schapenkaas 48+ young – Cheese – Mould

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Place of inspection:
Kojetin ( Ztracena 872, 752 01 Kojetin )
Company ID: 29393949
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

Boeren Schapenkaas 48+ young
Category: Dangerous food
Unsatisfactory parameter:

mold visible to the eye

the colony of the cheese showed the appearance of colonies of mold visible to the naked eye. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

The food had an expiration date.

Date of minimum durability: 06/01/2021
Packaging: Sliced ​​cheese wax
Date of sampling: 17. 6. 2021
Reference number: 21-000202-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

Czech Republic – Prima Donna Maturo Cheese- Mould

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Place of inspection:
Kojetin ( Ztracena 872, 752 01 Kojetin )
Company ID: 29393949
Food group: Milk and milk products Cheese

Prima Donna Maturo
Category: Dangerous food
Unsatisfactory parameter:

mold visible to the eye

The colony showed the appearance of mold colonies visible to the naked eye. Food is not considered safe if it shows signs of spoilage.

During the inspection, unsatisfactory storage temperatures of this product were not found. The food has not expired. The sample was taken from the opened package.

Date of minimum durability: 07/02/2021
Packaging: Sliced ​​cheese wax
Country of origin:  Netherlands
Date of sampling: 7. 5. 2021
Reference number: 21-000201-CAFIA-CZ
The sample was found by an official inspection of the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority.

Germany – borchers organic low carb flour – Aflatoxin

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Warning type: Food
Date of first publication: 07/23/2021
Product name:

borchers organic low carb flour

Product pictures:

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From the manufacturer bojati food GmbH

Manufacturer (distributor):

bojati food GmbH Margarete-Steiff-Str. 10 28876 Oyten

Reason for warning: Aflatoxins in low carb flour
Packaging Unit: 350g
Durability: 12/24/2021
Production date: 05/12/2021
Lot identification: Lot 21000457
Homepage of the manufacturer:

Contact to the responsible authorities:

Baden-Württemberg:poststelle@mlr.bwl.de

Lower Saxony:poststelle@ml.niedersachsen.de
Saxony-Anhalt:poststelle@ms.sachsen-anhalt.de

RASFF Alert – Aflatoxin – Organic Groundnut Kernels – Roasted and Salted Pistachios

RASFF

Aflatoxins in organic groundnut kernels from Nicaragua in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 (53±13 µg/kg) and sum of aflatoxin (60±15 µg/kg) in pistachios in shell salted and roasted imported from Ukraine, raw material – Iran in Poland

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin A – Date Syrup

RASFF

Exceedance of maximum limits for ochratoxin A in date syrup from the Netherlands in Austria, Finland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

Luxembourg – RECALL: NIK BRAND ROASTED WATERMELON SEEDS AFLATOXIN CONTENT TOO HIGH

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Aflatoxin content too high

The Luxembourg food safety authorities recall the following product:

Last name Roasted watermelon seeds
Mark Nik
Unit 200 g
Date of Minimum Durability (DDM) 02/11/2023

Danger  : Aflatoxin content too high

Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by certain species of Aspergillus molds that develop when the temperature and humidity of the food is high. Aflatoxins are considered genotoxic and carcinogenic by the European Food Safety Authority and can be dangerous with high and repeated consumption.

Sale in Luxembourg by:          Tobacco & Newspapers Stationery

   Route de Thionville, Luxembourg

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.