Category Archives: Toxin

Belgium – “PIMENTAO DOCE” (sweet paprika, 50g) from the Dom Duarte brand – Ochratoxin A

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Recall of ALIMENTAR SRL
Product: “PIMENTAO DOCE” (sweet paprika, 50g) from the Dom Duarte brand.
Problem: too high ochratoxin A content (exceeding the standard).
In agreement with the AFSCA, ALIMENTAR SRL withdraws the sweet paprika “PIMENTAO DOCE” (50g) of the Dom Duarte brand from sale and recalls it to consumers because of too high a content of ochratoxin A (exceeding the standard ).

ALIMENTAR SRL asks its customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased where it will be refunded.

Product description

– Product category: sweet paprika
– Product name: PIMENTAO DOCE
– Brand: DOM DUARTE
– Best before date (DDM): 30/06/2024
– Batch number: L 169S20
– Sale period: from 20 / 01/2021 to 04/28/2021
– Type of packaging: plastic package
– Weight: 50g

       

The product was distributed by: ALIMENTAR SRL (Anderlecht) and sold through various points of sale in Belgium.

For any further information , contact:
Madam: Maïté Pereira
Email address: info@alimentar.be

RASFF Alerts – Mycotoxins – Fumonsins – Organic Corn Wafers

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Fumonisins in organic corn wafers from Slovakia in Germany

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Dried Figs – Raisins

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Ochratoxin A in dried figs from Turkey, via Germany in Switzerland

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Ochratoxin A in raisins from Pakistan in Romania

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Ochratoxin A in raisins from Uzbekistan in Latvia

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxins – Groundnuts – Roasted Chilli Powder – Pistachios – Cayenne Pepper – Hazelnuts – Rice Flour – Peanut Butter – Peanuts

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Aflatoxin B1 in groundnuts from Egypt in Germany

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Aflatoxins (B1 = 22.1 µg/kg – ppb) in roasted chilli powder from Sri Lanka in Italy

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aflatoxins in pistachios from Iran in Germany

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Aflatoxin in pistachios from USA in Belgium

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Aflatoxin B1 in cayenne pepper from Singapore in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin in Egypt groundnuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in hazelnuts from Georgia in Germany and Poland

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Aflatoxins in pistachios from Iran, dispatched from Turkey in Spain

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Aflatoxins in Bolivian groundnuts in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxins in Indian Groundnut Kernels in the Netherlands

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Aflatoxin B1 in rice flour dispatched from the Netherlands in Germany

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Aflatoxins in peanut butter from Senegal in Belgium

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Aflatoxin (B1 =5,6 +/- 0.5; Tot. = 5,8 µg/kg – ppb) in arachidi con guscio destinati al consumo umano dall’Egitto in Italy

 

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnut Kernels – Peanuts – Pistachios

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aflatoxins (B1 = 6.4 / B1 = 27; Tot. = 33 µg/kg – ppb) in organic groundnut kernels from Egypt in the Netherlands

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aflatoxins (B1 = 12.2; Tot. = 14.0 µg/kg – ppb) in peanuts from Egypt in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 31; Tot. = 36 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Turkey in the Netherlands

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aflatoxins (B1 = 9.4; Tot. = 10 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Argentina in the Netherlands

UK – Northern Ireland – Consultation on the rationalisation of official control shellfish biotoxin and phytoplankton monitoring points in Carlingford Lough

FSA

Northern Ireland specific
Consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on the proposed rationalisation of biotoxin and phytoplankton monitoring in Carlingford Lough and the implementation of Representative Monitoring Points (RMPs) and Associated Harvesting Areas (AHAs).

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

Carlingford Lough shellfish harvesters, enforcement authorities, official control sampling officers, official control testing laboratories and other interested stakeholders.

Consultation subject

A proposal by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to rationalise the number of official control monitoring points for biotoxin and phytoplankton monitoring in Carlingford Lough and introduce Representative Monitoring Points (RMPs) and Associated Harvesting Areas (AHAs) .

Purpose of the consultation

To seek comments from industry, enforcement authorities, and other interested stakeholders on the proposed rationalisation of biotoxin and phytoplankton monitoring in Carlingford Lough and the implementation of RMPs and AHAs.

Consultation Pack

How to respond

Responses to this consultation should be emailed or posted to the addresses below:

Email: executive.support@food.gov.uk

Postal address:

Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland
Executive Support Unit
10a-c Clarendon Road, Belfast
Co Antrim
BT1 3GB

Research – Effect of food matrix type on growth characteristics and hemolysin production of Vibrio alginolyticus

Journal of Food Protection

Food Illness

The growth and hemolysin production of two V.   alginolyticus  strains (HY9901 and ATCC17749T) at 30 °C in briny tilapia, shrimp, scallop, oyster, pork, chicken, freshwater fish and egg fried rice were investigated. Bacterial counts were enumerated by plate counting. Hemolysin production was evaluated by blood agar and hemolytic titer tests. The two V.   alginolyticus  strains displayed similar growth and hemolysin production patterns in the foods. Based on the goodness of fit primary model statistics (R 2 , MSE, BF, AF), the modified Gompertz model was a better fit to V.   alginolyticus  growth in foods than the logistic model. Growth kinetic parameters of V.   alginolyticus  displayed a higher μ max and shorter λ in briny tilapia > shrimp > freshwater fish > egg fried rice > scallop > oyster > chicken > pork. It was notable that the V.   alginolyticus  counts were similar at the stationary phase, with no significant growth behavior difference between raw and cooked foods. Significantly higher (p < 0.05) thermostable direct hemolysin (TDH) activity was produced by V.   alginolyticus  in briny tilapia > freshwater fish > shrimp > chicken > egg fried rice > scallop > oyster > pork. But the hemolytic titer was not consistent with the TDH activity, being significantly higher (p < 0.05) in briny tilapia > egg fried rice > shrimp > freshwater fish > chicken > scallop > oyster > pork. Contrary to current belief, V.   alginolyticus  displayed a higher hemolysin production in some non-seafoods (freshwater fish, egg fried rice and chicken) than in scallop or oyster. This is the first report of growth and toxicity of V. alginolyticus  in different food matrices and confirmation that some non-seafood contaminated with V. alginolyticus  can be even more pathogenic. This study will enhance the awareness of non-seafood safety and improve the V.   alginolyticus  risk assessment accuracy.

Hong Kong – Officials investigate ciguatoxin poisoning cases

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Hong Kong health officials report investigating a suspected ciguatoxin poisoning cases affecting two people.

The case involves two females, aged 34 and 66 respectively, who developed symptoms of ciguatoxin poisoning including abdominal pain and diarrhea about six to seven hours after consuming a marine fish for dinner at home on April 5. The latter patient also developed perioral numbness and attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Kwong Wah Hospital the next day. She was admitted for further management. Both patients are in a stable condition.

Initial inquiries revealed that the fish consumed was bought from a fish stall in Yeung Uk Road Market, Tsuen Wan, on April 4.

France – Product recall: Keraliou brand Tellines – ASP Toxins

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Product recall: Keraliou brand Tellines

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

ASP toxin above the authorized threshold. ASP marine biotoxins (amnesia toxins)

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Do not consume and bring back to the point of sale.

Food poisoning caused by these toxins results in digestive disorders (vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea) within 2 to 24 hours of ingestion of the contaminated shellfish. These disorders may be followed by feelings of dizziness, persistent headaches, disorientation, and possibly recent memory loss.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Barcode
• 3529960019992
• 3529960015307

▸ Lot
• MB377761
• MB37766
• MB37773TEL

▸ DDM

▸ Packaging
1 and 3 kg bag delivered to distributors. Bulk resold to consumers

▸ Marketing
From 03/29/2021 to 03/31/2021

▸ Health mark
FR 29.189.525 CE

▸ Consumer service contact
0622819352

▸ Source
https://rappel.conso.gouv.fr/

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Curry Powder – Shrivelled Hazlenut Kernels – Pistachios – Watermelon Seeds – Hazlenuts – Peanuts – Shelled Almonds

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aflatoxins (B1 = 20; Tot. = 21 µg/kg – ppb) in curry powder from India in Switzerland

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aflatoxins (B1 = 21.4; Tot. = 118 µg/kg – ppb) in shrivelled hazelnut kernels from Georgia in Germany

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aflatoxins (Tot. = 103 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States, dispatched from Turkey in Spain

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aflatoxins (B1 = 7.87; Tot. = 8.41 µg/kg – ppb) in watermelon seeds from Turkey in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 13.2; Tot. = 14.6 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnuts from Turkey in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 12.9; Tot. = 15.6 µg/kg – ppb) in inshell peanuts from Turkey in Germany

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aflatoxins (Tot. = 68.1 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran in Germany

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aflatoxins (B1 = 14.8; Tot. = 16.7 µg/kg – ppb) in shelled almonds from Australia in Spain