Category Archives: Patulin

Belgium – Albert Heijn recall – Flevosap Appel (apple juice) – Patulin

AFSCA

In agreement with the AFSCA, Albert Heijn reminds consumers of the “Flevosap Appel” apple juice from the Flevosap brand, the date of minimum durability (DDM) of which is 30/09/2021. The product contains too high a patulin content (a mycotoxin). Consumption of this product may present a risk to health.

Albert Heijn asks his customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased. The product will be refunded or changed there. Please contact a doctor if you have any health problem.

Product Description

• Product Category: Fruit Juice
• Product Name: Flevosap Appel
• Brand: Flevosap
• Date of Minimum Durability (DDM): 09/30/2021
• Batch number: L20232A
• Sales period: from 2/09/2020 to 09/10/2020 inclusive
• Type of packaging: glass bottle
• Weight: 1 l

The product was sold through Albert Heijn stores in Belgium.

For any further information , please contact Albert Heijn on 0800 777 05

RASFF Alert – Patulin – Mycotoxin – Apple Juice

European Food Alerts

RASFF

patulin (200 µg/kg – ppb) in apple juice from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Patulin – Apple Juice

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RASFF – patulin (78.9 µg/kg – ppb) in apple juice from Serbia in Slovakia

Hong Kong – Not to consume a batch of bottled apple juice drink contaminated with patulin

CFS

Issue Date 29.5.2020
Source of Information Routine Surveillance Programme of the Centre for Food Safety
Food Product A bottled apple juice drink imported from Australia
Product Name and Description Product name: Cold Pressed Granny Smith Apple

Brand: Presha Fruit

Country of origin: Australia

Importer/Distributor: A.S. Watson Group (HK) Ltd.

Volume: 350ml per bottle

Best-before date: August 7, 2020

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The test result showed that a sample collected from a supermarket in To Kwa Wan contained patulin at a level of 110 parts per billion (ppb), exceeding the action level of 50 ppb adopted by the CFS. The action level is the same as the standard of the Codex Alimentarius Commission on patulin in apple or apple juice.
  • Patulin mostly occurs in rotten apple and its products. Animal studies showed that ingesting high doses of patulin can induce liver, spleen and kidney damage, as well as toxicity to the immune system. For humans, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting have been reported.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS has informed the importer, PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited and distributor concerned of the irregularity. The importer and distributor have stopped sale and removed from shelves all batches of the affected product and initiated a recall of the affected batch of the product according to the CFS’ instruction.
  • The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the case and take appropriate action to safeguard food safety and public health. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade Stop using or selling the affected products immediately if they possess them.
Advice to Consumers Not to consume the affected products.
Further Information The CFS press release

Members of the public may call the distributor’s hotline at 2606 8658 for enquiries about the recall during office hours.

Australia – ALDI PICK’D Cloudy Apple Juice 2L – Patulin

FSANZ

ALDI Stores (a Limited Partnership) is conducting a recall of PICK’D Cloudy Apple Juice 2L. The product has been available for sale at ALDI Stores in WA, SA, VIC, ACT and certain NSW Stores (listed below).

Albion Park Rail, Ambarvale, Ashfield, Auburn, Balgowlah, Bankstown Airport, Bankstown Central, Bass Hill, Batemans Bay, Belrose, Blair Athol, Bondi Junction, Bonnyrigg, Bowral, Broadway, Brookvale, Campbelltown, Canterbury, Casula Mall, Chatswood, Chatswood Place, Chullora, Cooma, Corrimal, Dapto, Darlinghurst, Dee Why, Drummoyne, East Gardens, Eastlakes, Eastwood, Edgecliff, Edmondson Park, Emerald Hills, Engadine, Fairfield Forum, Fairfield West, Fairy Meadow, Frenchs Forest, Galston, Gladesville, Glenfield Park, Goulburn, Griffith, Guildford, Hillsdale, Horningsea Park, Hornsby, Hoxton Park, Hurstville, Kirrawee, Kogarah, Lakemba, Leeton, Leichhardt, Lidcombe, Liverpool, Liverpool Central, Macarthur Shopping Ctr, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Park, Manly, Maroubra, Marrickville, Menai, Merrylands, Miller, Minto, Miranda,    Miranda Central, Mittagong, Mona Vale, Mosman, Moss Vale, Mt Annan, Mt Kuring gai, Narellan, North Strathfield, North Sydney, Nowra, Queanbeyan, Rhodes, Riverwood, Rockdale, Roselands, Rydalmere, Shellharbour, Tahmoor, Thornleigh, Top Ryde, Ulladulla, Villawood, Vincentia, Wagga Wagga, Warilla, Warrawong, Warriewood, Waterloo, Wentworthville, Westleigh, Wetherill Park, Wolli Creek, Wollongong, Yass , Young

Date markings

Use by Date: 22/05/2020, 29/05/2020, 17/06/2020, 7/07/2020, 15/07/2020, 27/07/2020, 30/07/2020, 7/08/2020 and 11/08/2020

All other Use by Dates available for sale are not affected

Problem

The recall is due to microbial (Mycotoxin – Patulin) contamination.

Food safety hazard

Food products containing Mycotoxin – Patulin may cause illness if consumed.

Country of origin

Australia

What to do​

Customers should not consume this product and return the recalled product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

For further information please contact:

Food Recall Hotline on 1800 709 993

Related links:

Australia – Juicy Isle Pty Ltd — Organic Pure Tassie – Apple and Blackcurrant 350mL and 1.5L, Apple 350mL and 1.5L, Apple and Ginger 1.5L, Apple and Raspberry 350mL and 1.5L

FSANZ

Photograph of Organic Pure Tassie Juice Range

What are the defects?

The recall is due to microbial (mycotoxin patulin) contamination

What are the hazards?

Food products containing mycotoxin (patulin) may cause illness if consumed.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should not drink this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please contact Juicy Isle Pty Ltd by phone on 03 6274 5999 or via www.Juicyisle.com.au

Singapore – Patulin Update

Update on 5 May 2020: SFA has extended the recall to include the products below,
as patulin has been similarly detected in samples of the products at levels exceeding
the maximum limit for patulin in fruit juice as stated in the Singapore Food
Regulations. We have directed the importer, Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd
to recall the products and the recall is ongoing.

Recall of “Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Raspberry Juice” and “Pure Tassie
Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” due to contamination with patulin
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected patulin, a mycotoxin, in
samples of various batches of “Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Raspberry Juice” and
“Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” at levels exceeding the maximum
limit[1] for patulin in fruit juice as stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.
2 We have directed the importer, Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd to recall
the products. The recall is ongoing. This comes after an earlier recall[2] of a batch of
“Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” products (1.5L, best before date: 6
Oct 2020).
3 The level of patulin detected may cause the products to be unsafe for
consumption if there is long-term intake. The ingestion of large amounts of patulin
from food is associated with nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting.
4 Consumers who have purchased the affected products should not consume it.
Consumers may contact the importer at 1800 8918 100 for enquiries and for exchange
or refund of products.

Singapore – Patulin – Apple and Raspberry Juice – Apple and Blackcurrent Juice

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Recall of “Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Raspberry Juice” and “Pure Tassie
Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” due to contamination with patulin
The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has detected patulin, a mycotoxin, in
samples of various batches of “Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Raspberry Juice” and
“Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice”, at levels exceeding the maximum
limit[1] for patulin in fruit juice as stated in the Singapore Food Regulations.
2 We have directed the importer, Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd to recall
the products. The recall is ongoing. This comes after an earlier recall[2] of a batch of
“Pure Tassie Organic Apple & Blackcurrant Juice” products (1.5L, best before date: 6
Oct 2020).
3 The level of patulin detected may cause the products to be unsafe for
consumption if there is long-term intake. The ingestion of large amounts of patulin
from food is associated with nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting.
4 Consumers who have purchased the affected products should not consume it.
Consumers may contact the importer at 1800 8918 100 for enquiries and for exchange
or refund of products.
5 Details of the products are as follows.

Implicated products:
Pure Tassie Organic Apple &
Raspberry Juice (1.5L)
Product of Australia
Best before dates: 27 May 2020,
25 Aug 2020
Pure Tassie Organic Apple &
Blackcurrant Juice (1.5L)
Product of Australia
Best before dates: 28 Jul 2020, 17
Aug 2020, 29 Sep 2020
Issued by the Singapore Food Agency

Australia – Juicy Isle Pty Ltd — Pure Tassie Apple and Blackcurrant 1.5L – Patulin

FSANZ

Photograph of Pure Tassie Apple Blackcurrant 1.5L

Identifying features

Best before date
6 October 2020
Other
EAN 9315251901190/ APN 09315251901206

What are the defects?

The recall is due to microbial (mycotoxin patulin) contamination.

What are the hazards?

Food products contaminated with mycotoxins (patulin) may cause illness if consumed.

What should consumers do?

Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please contact Juicy Isle Pty Ltd by phone on 03 6274 5999 or visit www.juicyisle.com.au

Traders who sold this product

NSW – Coles, IGA, Original Organic Juice
QLD – Coles, IGA
VIC – Coles, IGA
TAS – Hills Street Grocer, IGA Strahan, Port Cygnet Grocer, Macquarie
Supermarket, IGA Dover, Oyster Cove Fruit and Vegetable Store
SA – Coles, Drake’s, Foodland and On the Run stores
WA – IGA

Where the product was sold
International
New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2020 – 23 April 2020

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Coordinating agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is the coordinating agency for this recall.

 

Singapore – Fruit juice product from Australia recalled due to exceeded level of a mycotoxin

Straits Times

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has recalled a fruit juice product originating from Australia after the level of patulin, a mycotoxin, had exceeded the maximum limit in fruit juice.

The affected product, Pure Tassie Organic Apple and Blackcurrant Juice, is imported by Cold Storage Singapore, which has been told to recall the product.

This is a result of the patulin levels exceeding the action level as detected by the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, and was subsequently recalled in Hong Kong.

The detected patulin in the juice was at 260 parts per billion (ppb), which exceeded the maximum limit of 50 ppb for fruit juice as stated by SFA.