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Notification details - 2015.0171

aflatoxins (B1 = 7.02 µg/kg - ppb) in basmati rice from India, processed in France, via Belgium
food - alert - official control on the market
recall from consumers
distribution to other member countries
Luxembourg (LU)
basmati rice
cereals and bakery products
has been published before
Follow-up :
Reference Follow-up from Date Follow-up type Info
inf01 Belgium 17/02/2015 outcome of investigations and measures taken
inf02 Belgium 18/02/2015 additional information
inf03 Belgium 24/02/2015 outcome of investigations and measures taken #195657: Result of counter analysis was non-compliant (see attachment). Result Aflatoxin B1 = 3.8 µg/kg (measurement uncertainty 14%), Legal Maximum Limit = 2 µg/kg. Therefore Delhaize supermarkets withdrew all products from sale and issued a press release. Link to press release: In attachment distribution to Luxembourg can be found.
inf04 France 27/02/2015 outcome of investigations
inf05 France 03/03/2015 additional information
fup1 France 09/03/2015 outcome of investigations
Substance / Hazard Category Analytical result Units Sampling date
aflatoxins mycotoxins B1 = 7.02 µg/kg - ppb 07/01/2015
Countries/organisations concerned (D = distribution, O = origin)
Belgium (D) France (O) India (O) Luxembourg (D)