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Recall for almonds: carcinogenic mold poisons discovered


Mold toxins: Company recalls almonds

The commercial agency Bienek Almond Distillery from Ulm (Baden-Württemberg) has started a recall for roasted almonds. According to the company, the limit value for the mold toxins aflatoxins was exceeded in the product. These can affect health.

The commercial agency Bienek Almond Distillery from Ulm in Baden-Württemberg is recalling the product "Brandy Almonds" in a 100 gram pack with a best before date: 18.04.2020.

Limit value for mold toxins aflatoxins exceeded

The reason for the recall is that the limit value for the mold toxins aflatoxins was found to be exceeded for products in this batch.

"The substances mentioned can be harmful to health if they are taken in chronically," the company wrote in a customer information published by the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de".

As the company reports, customers can exchange the affected product in their shop or hand it in at the checkout for a refund of the purchase price.

Carcinogenic substances

According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), aflatoxins are "among the strongest poisons and carcinogenic substances found in nature".

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

And in humans "a possible connection with the hepatitis virus B is discussed when liver cancer occurs".

As the institute explains on its website, the mold poisons are “heat-stable and are only destroyed to a small extent during cooking or baking. They can be taken in with food or with polluted air. ”(Ad)

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