Category Archives: Mycotoxin

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin A – Raisins

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RASFF – ochratoxin A (22 µg/kg – ppb) in raisins from Uzbekistan in Slovakia

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxins – Watermelon Seeds – Shelled Peanuts – Groundnuts – Pistachios

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RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 36; Tot. = 38 µg/kg – ppb) in watermelon seeds from Iran in Switzerland

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 4 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled peanuts from Argentina in the UK

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 2.5; Tot. = 4.5 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the UK

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 18.46; Tot. = 19.65 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio kernels from the United States, dispatched from Turkey in Italy

Nigeria – FAO Issues Alert On Food Poisoning in Lagos, Kano, Other Cities

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Abuja — The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), an agency of the United Nations, has raised alarm over what it described as worrisome levels contamination of foods in Lagos and Kano States.

The FAO said a “Total Diet” study it carried out in two major Nigerian cities, Lagos and Kano showed various levels of contamination of foods at the point of consumption.

Speaking at an event jointly orgainised by the Federal Ministries of Health and its agriculture counterpart to mark 2019 World Food Safety Day in Abuja, the Country Representative, FAO in Nigeria, Suffyan Koruna said streets foods are now being consumed more than ever before, adding that Nigerians eat at least one meal out of home in restaurants, bukkas and other food vendors.

The FAO country representative who was represented by Mr. Alphonsus Onwuemeka said the organisation conducted a diet study in Lagos and Kano where it discovered rampant unsafe food consumption.

He said: “A Total Diet Study carried out in Lagos and Kano states showed worrisome levels of contamination of foods at the points of consumption with aflatoxins, mycotoxins, heavy metals such as lead and pesticides residues. This should reaweaken Nigeria to the looming health challenges and economic losses that could result from a lack of attention to food safety.”

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxins – Seasoning Mix Chicken Tikka – Pistachios – Groundnuts

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RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 16.2; Tot. = 16.9 µg/kg – ppb) in seasoning mix chicken tikka from Pakistan in Ireland

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 14.44; Tot. = 22.46 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Turkey in Germany

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 22; Tot. = 27.3 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from China in Portugal

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Organic Dried Figs – Raisins

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RASFF – ochratoxin A (41 µg/kg – ppb) in organic dried figs from Turkey in the Netherlands

RASFF– ochratoxin A (27 µg/kg – ppb) in raisins from Turkey in Belgium

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

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin Patulin – Organic Apple Based Smoothies

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RASFF – patulin (50.9 µg/kg – ppb) in organic apple based smoothies from Latvia, with raw material from Italy in Latvia

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin A – Roasted Pistachios – Groundnuts – Pistachio Bars

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RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 18; Tot. = 29 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted pistachios in shell from Turkey, via Belgium in the Netherlands

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 11; Tot. = 21 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 15; Tot. = 18 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 15; Tot. = 18 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 58.7; Tot. = 67.14 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Egypt in Italy

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 28.2; Tot. = 35.7 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Italy

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 10.6; Tot. = 11.5 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio bars from Turkey in Germany

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 9.6 µg/kg – ppb) in spice mix from Pakistan in Ireland

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 12.3; Tot. = 14.2 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachio kernels from the United States, via Turkey in Italy

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 14.7; Tot. = 15.4 µg/kg – ppb) in seasoning mix from Pakistan in Ireland

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 164.4; Tot. = 191 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Egypt in Germany

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 8.8; Tot. = 9 µg/kg – ppb) in seasoning mix from Pakistan in Ireland