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Withdrawal of a Batch of Dried Figs due to Aflatoxin above the legal limit

Friday, 01 January 2021

Alert Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2021.01
Product Identification: Dried Figs - Imported  by Carpios Foods Ltd.   Pack Size 200g
Batch Code Best Before 04/21
Country Of Origin: Spain

Category 2 A batch of Dried Figs is being withdrawn due to the presence of aflatoxin above the legal limits


A batch of Dried Figs imported from Spain by Carpios Foods Ltd is being withdrawn due to Aflatoxin above the legal limit.   

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.  

Carpios Foods Dried Figs