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Recall of batches of popcorn kernels due to elevated levels of aflatoxin

Monday, 27 March 2023

Alert Summary
Category 1: For Action
Product Identification:
Product Name Pack Size Best Before Date
True Natural Goodness
True Natural Goodness Popcorn 500g and 5Kg 31/01/2024 to 16/02/2024 inclusive 07/03/2024 to 28/03/2024 inclusive
Pax Whole Foods & Eco Goods
Pax Whole Foods & Eco Goods Organic Popcorn Kernels Sold loose 30-09-2024
Your Organic Nature
Your Organic Nature Pofmaïs Mafmais Souffle 400g 19-12-2024
Ekoplaza Pofmaïs 400g 29-12-2024
Batch Code Please see table above.
Country Of Origin: Turkey


The above batches of various brands of popcorn kernels are being recalled due to elevated levels of aflatoxin. Recall notices will be displayed at point-of-sale in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Nature Of Danger:

Aflatoxin is one of a group of a naturally occurring chemicals (mycotoxins) produced by certain moulds. They can grow on a variety of different crops and foodstuffs, often under warm and humid conditions. 

Mycotoxins can cause a variety of adverse health effects in humans including cancer (some are genotoxic), kidney and liver damage, gastrointestinal disturbances, reproductive disorders, or suppression of the immune system. Mycotoxins are naturally occurring, so their presence in foods cannot be completely avoided.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale and display recall notices at point-of-sale.  


Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batches.