Category Archives: mold

RASFF Alert – Mould – Groundnuts

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RASFF – groundnuts from Argentina infested with moulds in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin – Dried Grapes – Sultana – Sultana Raisins

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RASFF – ochratoxin A (19.3 µg/kg – ppb) in dried grapes from Turkey in France

RASFF – ochratoxin A (19.1 µg/kg – ppb) in dried grapes from Turkey in France

RASFF – ochratoxin A (20 µg/kg – ppb) in sultanas from Turkey in France

RASFF – ochratoxin A (22 µg/kg – ppb) in sultana raisins from Turkey in France

RASFF Alert – Moulds – Jabuticaba

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RASFF – jabuticaba from Brazil infested with moulds in Portugal

Research – New bacteria strain isolated to reduce Zearalenone – Mycotoxin – Lysinibacillus sp

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Several physical and chemical technologies are used for inactivation or elimination of the mycotoxin zearalenone. A new bacteria strain that can reduce this mycotoxin has now been added to the list.

Zearalenone (ZEA) is produced by various strains of the genus Fusarium, most notably Fusarium graminearum, Fusarium culmorum and Fusarium cerealis. The growth of Fusarium is affected by various factors (temperature, moisture content of grains, microbial interactions, etc.), and a large amount of ZEA can accumulate in mouldy crops and cereal-derived food products, which frequently leads to reproductive abnormalities of domestic animals and occasionally in hyperoestrogenism in humans.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Brazil Nuts – Groundnuts – Almond Kernels – Peanuts – Pistachios –

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RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 17.1 µg/kg – ppb) in Brazil nuts in shell from Brazil in Spain

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 9.1 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 26; Tot. = 37 / B1 = 13; Tot. = 18 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = >24; Tot. = >24 µg/kg – ppb) in almond kernels from Australia, via Vietnam in Spain

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 4; Tot. = 5 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts with shell from China in France

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 33; Tot. = 98 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 52.2; Tot. = 58.5 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from China in Greece

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 16.3; Tot. = 18.4 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 70.4; Tot. = 76.4 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 25.1; Tot. = 50.9 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran, via the United Arab Emirates in Belgium

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = >20 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds with raw material from Australia, via Vietnam in Spain

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 5.4; Tot. = 90.1 µg/kg – ppb) in blanched groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Mould – Mayonnaise

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RASFF-mayonnaise from Denmark infested with moulds in Denmark

RASFF Alert – Bacillus cereus – TVC – Moulds – Dried Black Fungus

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RASFF-Bacillus cereus (10000 CFU/g), too high count of aerobic mesophiles (2000000 CFU/g) and high count of moulds (230000 CFU/g) in dried black fungus from China, via Germany in Austria