Category Archives: Mycotoxin

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 .

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 Alert – Ochratoxin A – East End Basmati Rice

RASFF

Elevated Levels of Ochratoxin A (6.3 µg/kg) in East End Basmati Rice from India and Ireland

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Shelled Hazelnuts – Pistachios – Hazelnut Kernels – Super Basmati Brown Rice – Groundnuts – Peanuts – Seasoning Mixes – Roasted Peanuts – Shelled Almonds

RASFF

Presence above the permitted limits of Aflatoxins on shelled hazelnuts from Azerbaijan in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxins in pistachios from United States in Spain

RASFF

Aflatoxins in hazelnut kernels from Azerbaijan in Bulgaria, Germany and Slovakia

RASFF

Aflatoxins in super basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in super basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in super basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels from India in the Netherlands and Switzerland

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in Argentine peanuts in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in basmati brown rice(husked rice) from Pakistan in the Netherlands

RASFF

Aflatoxins in groundnuts from United States in Spain

RASFF

Aflatoxins in groundnuts in-shell from USA in Poland

RASFF

Aflatoxins in organic groundnut kernels from Bolivia in the Netherlands and Spain

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 in Indian Groundnuts from India in the Netherlands and Switzerland

RASFF

Elevated Aflatoxin B1 and Total Aflatoxin in Seasoning Mixes from Pakistan in Ireland and the UK

RASFF

Increased levels of aflatoxins in roasted peanut without skin from Vietnam via the Netherlands in Germany

RASFF

High aflatoxin content in shelled pistachios from Turkey in Italy

RASFF

Presence of aflatoxin (B1 and sum) higher than the legal limits in shelled almonds from Spain in Italy

RASFF

Aflatoxin B1 (Samples A: 2,74 ± 0,41, B: 2,79 ± 0,42 µg/kg) in blanched groundnuts from Argentina in Poland

France – Mini Dried Figs 250 GR – Aflatoxin

Gov france

     

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product subcategory Fruits and vegetables
  • Product brand name Kerem
  • Model names or references Kerem mini dried figs 250gr
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    71302501212 21003123/0 Use-by date 29/11/2022
    71302501212 22000191/0 Use-by date 31/01/2023
  • Packaging orange plastic
  • Marketing start/end date From 17/01/2022 to 04/03/2022
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Further information Orange packaging with a disappointed price of €1.99.
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Supermarket, Grocery, Market

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of mycotoxin
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Aflatoxins

 

Luxembourg – MYCHOCO BRAND MILK CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS, HONEY AND SEA SALT – Aflatoxin

SAP

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name Milk chocolate with almonds, honey and sea salt
Brand MyChoco
Unity 180g
Date of minimum durability (MDD) 08/06/2023
Batch 22067

Danger  : Too high aflatoxin content

Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by certain species of Aspergillus molds which develop when the degree of 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: Center Bohey

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Germany – Whole milk chocolate (cocoa: 31% minimum) with almonds, honey and sea salt – Aflatoxin B1+B2+G1+G2

LMW

Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 05/10/2022
Product name:

Whole milk chocolate (cocoa: 31% minimum) with almonds, honey and sea salt

Product images:
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Manufacturer (distributor): myChoco GmbH Adolf-Köhne-Strasse 6 49090 Osnabrück
Reason for warning:

The item may contain high levels of Aflatoxin B1 and Total Aflatoxin B1+B2+G1+G2. This increased aflatoxin content is due to the almonds contained in the product.

Packaging Unit:

180g

Durability:

06/08/2023

Production date:

03/08/2022

Lot identification:

22067

Additional Information:

See company press release (attachment)

Manufacturer’s website:

Belgium – Original Cracker Nuts from the Nagaraya brand – Aflatoxin

AFSCA

FASFC recall
Product: Original Cracker Nuts from the Nagaraya brand.
Problem: Aflatoxin content too high.
The FASFC is withdrawing the Original Cracker Nuts (160 g) of the Nagaraya brand from sale and recalling them from consumers due to an excessively high aflatoxin content.

This recall is being issued in response to a RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) alert.

The FASFC asks not to consume these products and to bring them back to the point of sale where they were purchased.


Product Description: Product

Name: Original Cracker Nuts
Brand: Nagaraya Best Before
Date (BDD): 18/07/2023
Batch Number: 000049798
Weight: 160g.
Type of packaging: plastic bag

This product was sold via several points of sale:

Kam Yuen Supermarket NV– Rue de la Vierge Noire 2-4, 1000 Brussels
Ofeljay Store – Sint-Salvatorstraat 61/2, 9000 Ghent
Sun Wah Supermarket – Van Wesenbekestraat 16-18, 2050 Antwerp

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