Category Archives: Mycotoxin

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Seedless Raisins – Dried Figs – Roasted Salted Pistachios – Sultanas

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RASFF-ochratoxin A (11.7 µg/kg – ppb) in seedless raisins from Turkey in the UK

RASFF-ochratoxin A (27.7; 189 µg/kg – ppb) in dried figs from Turkey in Lithuania

RASFF-ochratoxin A (96 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted salted pistachios from unknown origin, packaged in Denmark in Finland

RASFF-ochratoxin A (14.20 µg/kg – ppb) in sultanas from Turkey in Poland

Research – 2017 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Results

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The latest edition of the annual survey, covering 18757 agricultural commodity samples from 72 countries with over 73000 analyses, highlights the main dangers from the most important mycotoxins in primary feedstuffs and their potential risk to livestock animal production.

The survey results provide an insight on the incidence of aflatoxins (Afla), zearalenone (ZEN), deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2 toxin (T-2), fumonisins (FUM) and ochratoxin A (OTA) in the primary components used for feed which include corn (maize), wheat, barley, rice, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, dried distillers grains (DDGS) and silage, among others.

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Peanuts – Pistachios – Groundnuts – Almonds

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 37.7; Tot. = 44.3 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts with shell from Egypt in Italy

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 73.8; Tot. = 79 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios in shell from Syria in Greece

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 21.2; Tot. > 24 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from China in Spain

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 60; Tot. = 71 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled pistachios from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 92; Tot. = 110 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin – Sultana Raisins

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RASFF -ochratoxin A (14.6 µg/kg – ppb) in sultana raisins from Turkey in Poland

Research – Summer 2018: The perfect storm of mycotoxins

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Harvest samples from across Europe show high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), fusaric acid and fumonisin.

RASFF Alert – Aflatoxin – Fig Paste – Dried Figs – Groundnuts – Pistachios – Hazlenuts – Pepper Powder –

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 8.7; Tot. = 14.8 µg/kg – ppb) in figs paste from Turkey in France

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 6.6; Tot. = 14.3 µg/kg – ppb) in diced dried figs from Turkey in France

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 6.6 µg/kg – ppb) in organic sweet pepper powder from Spain in France

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 20.8; Tot. = 22.7 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled pistachios from Turkey in Italy

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 5.5; Tot. = 12 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 47.6; Tot. = 54.8 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnut kernels from Georgia in Bulgaria

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 10.59; Tot. = 18.66 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in Poland

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 6.3; Tot. = 9.1 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 4.7 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled groudnuts from Egypt in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 13; Tot. = 17 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Argentina in the Netherlands

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 13.7; Tot. = 22.7 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina  in the Czech Republic

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 52.2; Tot. = 59.4 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Turkey in Belgium

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 199; Tot. = 209 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Turkey in Belgium

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Atropine – Scopolamine – Buckwheat Flour

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RASFF-atropine (53 µg/kg – ppb) and scopolamine (20 µg/kg – ppb) in organic buckwheat flour from France in France