Category Archives: Ochratoxin

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin A – Spray Dried Instant Coffee


Ochratoxin A in Spray dried instant coffee from Vietnam in Romania

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A – Whole Meal Rye Flour – Ground Roasted Coffee


Ochratoxin A (8.2 µg/kg – ppb) in wholemeal rye flour (type 2000) from Poland in Ireland and Poland


Ochratoxin in ground roasted coffee blend from Italy in Slovenia

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A – Date Syrup


High levels of Ochratoxin A in date syrup from Tunisia in Belgium, Austria and Germany

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Dried Figs – Fruit Oat bar


Ochratoxin A in dried figs from Greece in Germany and the Czech Republic


Ochratoxin A in children’s fruit-oat bar from UK in Finland

Research – Alltech analysis sees high levels of aflatoxin in corn samples across Central and Eastern Europe

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Alltech, in its latest mycotoxin threat analysis, compiled survey data for key feed ingredients on a regional level, and the results indicate the presence of moderate to high levels of mycotoxin risk.

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin -Ochratoxin A – Dried Figs – Nutmeg – Licorice Powder – Raisins – Fig Bread


Exceeding the maximum permissible level ochratoxin A in a sample of the product: Raisins SUŁTANK – From Uzbekistan in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Sweden


Ocratossina A superiore ai limiti di legge in polvere di liquirizia (licorice powder) from Italy in Italy


Ochratoxin A in nutmeg from Indonesia in the Netherlands


Ochratoxin A in dried figs from Turkey in the Netherlands


Increased ochratoxin A content in fig bread from Turkey from Turkey in Germany and Bulgaria

Research – The Investigation of Mycotoxins and Enterobacteriaceae of Cereal-Based Baby Foods Marketed in Turkey


In this study, a total of 85 cereal-based baby foods with or without milk (four different brands; A, B, C, and D) collected from Ankara local markets, Turkey were analyzed for mycotoxins, total aerobic mesophilic bacteria (TAMB), and Enterobacteriaceae contamination. Baby foods were analyzed for 12 toxicological important mycotoxins such as aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2; fumonisin B1 and B2; ochratoxin A; sterigmatocystin (STE); deoxynivalenol (DON); zearalenone (ZON); and T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin by LC-MS/MS multi-mycotoxin method. In addition to these mycotoxins, the presence of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) was investigated in baby foods containing milk. The classical culture method was used for microbiological analysis. Consequently, at least one mycotoxin was detected in 69.41% of the total samples. The most frequently detected mycotoxins were STE (34.12%) and HT-2 (34.12%). However, AFM1 was not detected in any of the baby foods containing milk. Also, TAMB and Enterobacteriaceae were isolated from 30.59% and 10.59% of samples, respectively. As a result, it was determined that the mycotoxin levels in the analyzed samples were in accordance with the mycotoxin levels specified in the Turkish Food Codex.

Germany – Fig bread with plums, almonds and walnuts- Mycotoxins – Ochratoxin A


Warning type:


Date of first publication:

December 3rd, 2021

Product name:

“Fig bread with plums, almonds and walnuts, 200 g”

Product pictures:


Market notice

Manufacturer (distributor):

Distributor: The Frischebox GmbH

Reason for warning:

An increased content of mycotoxins (ochratoxin-A) was found in a random sample as part of a self-assessment.

Packaging Unit:

200 g


Best before 15.10.2022

Lot marking:


Additional Information:

Reference is made to the company’s customer information sheet attached.

Click to access Marktaushang+Endkunden.pdf

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin A – Dry Figs/ Rye Bread


Increased content of ochratoxin A in dry figs used in production of rye bread from Turkey,  Croatia, Slovenia, Austria

Research – Ochratoxin A and zearalenone in poultry feed samples from South China

Wiley Online

Data regarding ochratoxin A (OTA) and zearalenone (ZEA) contamination in feed in South China are limited. Here, we evaluated OTA and ZEA contamination in 514 poultry feed samples collected from South China. We validated a modified QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) method and the mycotoxins were quantified by high-pressure liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry. OTA and ZEA were detected in 2.92% and 100% of the feed samples, respectively. Furthermore, 0%, 0.68%, and 7.0% of Hainan, Guangdong, and Guangxi feed samples were contaminated with OTA, at mean concentrations of 0.00, 1.14, and 0.88 μg/kg, respectively. All samples were contaminated with ZEA, and the mean concentrations were 2094.1, 14.3, and 8.73 μg/kg in the samples from Hainan, Guangdong, and Guangxi, respectively. The findings of this study indicate the strong need for intense monitoring of mycotoxin, especially ZEA, contamination in feed.