Category Archives: Mycotoxin

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin A – Roasted Coffee Beans

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RASFF-ochratoxin A (5.9 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted coffee beans produced in Poland, with raw material from the Netherlands in Poland

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Pistachios – Groundnuts – Almond Kernels – Red Rice – Red Rice Flakes – Shelled Peanuts

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 116; Tot. = 119 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Syria, via Turkey in Portugal

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 16.3; Tot. = 19.7 / B1 = 22.1; Tot. = 25.4 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

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

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 12.5; Tot. = 39.4 µg/kg – ppb) in red rice from Sri Lanka in Switzerland

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 32.2 µg/kg – ppb) in red rice flakes from Sri Lanka in Switzerland

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 55.4; Tot. = 65.6 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled peanuts from Brazil in Italy

RASFF Alerts – Backdated 22/9/18 – 5/10/18 – Patulin – Apple Puree

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RASFF-patulin (31 µg/kg – ppb) in apple puree from Chile in Spain

RASFF Alerts – Backdated 22/9/18 – 05/10/18 – Ochratoxin A – Paprika Powder – Popcorn in Grain

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 17.3; Tot. = 40.7 µg/kg – ppb) and ochratoxin A (8.7 µg/kg – ppb) in popcorn in grain from France in Germany

RASFF-ochratoxin A (36 µg/kg – ppb) in paprika powder from Spain, packaged in Germany in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Backdated 22/9/18 – 05/10/18 – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts – Groundnut Kernels – Pistachios – Almond Kernels -Salted and Roasted Watermelon Seeds – Popcorn in Grain – Basmati Rice – Hazelnuts – Peanut Paste – Pistachio Cream – Hazlenut Meal

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 8.7; Tot. = 8.7 / B1 = 96; Tot. = 110 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 10; Tot. = 16 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 12; Tot. = 22 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 28; Tot. = 31.2 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from the United States in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 18.7 µg/kg – ppb) in almond kernels from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 5.7; Tot. = 6.4 µg/kg – ppb) in salted and roasted watermelon seeds from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 17.3; Tot. = 40.7 µg/kg – ppb) and ochratoxin A (8.7 µg/kg – ppb) in popcorn in grain from France in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 7.5; Tot. = 7.5 µg/kg – ppb) in basmati rice from Pakistan in Belgium

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 10; Tot. = 11 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Brazil in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 6.9 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 21; Tot. = 33 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 5.0; Tot. = 6.2 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 28; Tot. = 31 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnuts from Turkey in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 85; Tot. = 98 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from the United States in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 38; Tot. = 46 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 8; Tot. = 20.1 / B1 = 11.5; Tot. = 18 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnuts from Turkey in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 11; Tot. = 13 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from the United States in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 4.2; Tot. = 6.4 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 8.5 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted watermelon seeds (egusi) from Turkey in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 18.1; Tot. > 24 µg/kg – ppb) in almond kernels from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 6; Tot. = 24.4 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled almonds from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 203; Tot. = 297 µg/kg – ppb) in peanut paste from Mali in France

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 17.5; Tot. = 18.6 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 36; Tot. = 39 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio cream from Switzerland, with raw material from Germany in Switzerland

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 9.9; Tot. = 11 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnut kernels from Georgia in Bulgaria

RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 16.9 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnut meal from Turkey in France

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 9.3 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from China in the UK

RASFF Alerts – Backdated 22/9/18 – 05/10/18 – Animal Feed – Aflatoxin – Groundnut Kernels

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 75.2 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from India in the UK

Research – Mycotoxins – Mycotoxins Will Pose Greater Threat to Feed Safety, Hindering Industry Productivity and Sustainability

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Mycotoxins that contaminate crops and animal feed have been recognized as a risk to farm animals, and account for considerable economic costs to the feed and food industries. Their widespread occurrence and related threat has been documented consistently in the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.

Dangers to feed safety, sustainability

“Mycotoxins are among the most important safety risks for the future livestock feed industry and security of the feed supply chain,” stated Dr Gunther Antonissen of Ghent University in Belgium.

Fungi-produced mycotoxins endanger more than feed safety and security. They also hamper productivity, adding additional cost to the feed and food industry while also affecting the environment.

“Due to their negative effects on farm animal productivity and health, mycotoxins prevent the animal protein industry from achieving an efficient and sustainable use of natural resources,” observed Dr. Wulf-Dieter Moll of the BIOMIN Research Center.

Harmful mycotoxins do not have to contaminate feed in high concentrations to make their negative effects felt in farm animals. “At present, clinical mycotoxicosis caused by high doses is rare,” explained Dr Antonissen.

“However, also the ingestion of low to moderate levels of these toxins cause an array of metabolic, physiologic and immunologic disturbances, with the gastrointestinal tract as one of the major target organs,” he added.