Category Archives: Ochratoxin

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Flour – Dried Figs

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Exceeded Ochratoxin A in flour from the Czech Republic in Slovakia

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Ochratoxin A in dried figs from Turkey in Germany

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A – Dried Apricot

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Ochratoxin A in dried apricot pieces from Turkey in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Basmati Rice

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Ochratoxin A in Basmati Rice from India via UK in Cyprus

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 Alert – Mycotoxin – Ochratoxin A – Organic Dried Figs

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Ochratoxin A in organic dried figs from Turkey in Italy

RASFF Alert – Ochratoxin A – East End Basmati Rice

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

Luxembourg – DRIED FIGS FROM THE NATURE BIO BRAND – Ochratoxin A

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RECALL: DRIED FIGS FROM THE NATURE BIO BRAND

Cora is recalling the following product:

name dried figs
Brand natural organic
Unity 220g
bar code 5400134408133
Use-by date (DLC) 05/25/2022; 05/28/2022; 06/05/2022

Danger  : Too high content of ochratoxin A

Ochratoxin A is a mycotoxin produced by molds which can be present in different products such as cereals, coffee, rice, spices and raisins. With repeated consumption, ochratoxin A can be carcinogenic and can have toxic effects at the renal level.

Sale in Luxembourg by: Cora

A sale by other operators cannot be excluded.

Information Source: Cora Recall Notification

Communicated by: Government Commission for Quality, Fraud and Food Safety .

Click to access figues-bio-fr.pdf

Canada – Kerem brand “Feigen mit Reismehl” (dried figs) recalled due to Ochratoxin A

CFIA

Summary
Product ; Dried figs
Issue Food – Chemical – Contamination
What to do
Do not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product

Audience Retail

Issue
Kerem brand “Feigen mit Reismehl” (dried figs) recalled due to ochratoxin A.

The recalled product was sold in Ontario.

Belgium – Cora organic dried figs 220 gr – Ochratoxin A

AFSCA

Recall of Cora
Product: Cora organic dried figs 220 gr.
Problem: Too high level of ochratoxin A.

WE ARE RECALLING THE PRODUCTS DESCRIBED BELOW FOLLOWING A NON-COMPLIANCE WHICH MAY LEAD TO A RISK FOR THE CONSUMER:

Product: Cora organic dried figs 220 gr

Barcode: 5400134408133

MDD: 05/25/2022, 05/28/2022 & 06/05/2022

Problem: Too high level of ochratoxin A

These products were sold in Cora Belgium hypermarkets.

CORA has decided, in collaboration with the AFSCA (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain), to recall these products from consumers.
Customers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them and to return them to the point of sale, where they will be reimbursed.

In the meantime, the products have been removed from the shelves of all stores.
We sincerely apologize to our customers for these inconveniences and assure them that we are taking the most effective measures to prevent such incidents.

Any customer who wants more information can contact our quality department on 071.69.95.24 or by e-mail at the following address: ALERTES-RETRAITS@CORA.BE .

CORA quality department

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Raisins

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Ochratoxin A (68 mg/kg – ppm) in raisins from Uzbekistan, via Lithuania in Latvia