Recall due to mold: manufacturer’s recalls more peanut products

Aflatoxin: callback for Bio-Erdnussmus due to fungi

Natural food manufacturer TerraSana from the Netherlands has started a recall of various peanut products. In the organic foods, which are also offered on the nature of the specialist trade in Germany-food, was found to be a particular strain of fungi.

Exceedances found to Aflatoxin

Natural food manufacturer and supplier of biological products TerraSana calls various Bio-back peanut products. According to a report from the Internet portal “product,“ the company said from the Netherlands that in the course of routine investigations exceedances were observed in Aflatoxin. These molds can affect health.

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“As a precautionary measure, we have decided to call the complete Erdnussmus, which has been produced from the same raw material batch,” writes the company in a statement published by the Swiss Federal food safety and veterinary office.

The information suggests that the products are offered also about the nature of specialist food trade in Germany.

By the recall are affected:

  • Erdnussmus Crunchy Peanut bio, contents: 250g, best before: 03.07.2020 24.07.2020
  • Erdnussmus Crunchy Peanut organic, content: 500g, best before: 02.07.2020 23.07.2020
  • Erdnussmus Peanut bio, contents: 250g, best before: 04.07.2020 05.07.2020
  • Erdnussmus Peanut organic, content: 500g, best before: 10.06.2020, 02.07.2020 05.07.2020

Consumers are asked to consume the products and to dispose of it. A heating of the food is not able to these toxic metabolism to eliminate products.

Cancer-Causing Substances

According to the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) aflatoxins substances “of the strongest naturally occurring toxins and carcinogenic”.

According to the experts aflatoxins have been shown in animal experiments carcinogenic effects (especially liver cancer).

And the people will be discussed “in the Occurrence of liver cancer, a possible connection with the Hepatitis B Virus”.

As the Institute reported on its website, the mould fungus toxins “heat-stable and are destroyed when you cook or bake only in small part. They can be taken with food, or with polluted air.“ (ad)