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FSAI Recall Batches Of Popcorn Kernels Due To High Levels Of Aflatoxin.

The below 4 named batches of various brands of popcorn kernels, which originated in Turkey, are being recalled by the Irish Food Safety Authority, due to elevated levels of aflatoxin.

Products:

(A) True Natural Goodness Popcorn Organic – 500g and 5kg – best before date 31/1/24 to16/2/24 inc. & 7/3/24 to 28/3/24 inc.
(B) Pax Whole Food & Eco Goods Organic Popcorn Kernels – Sold loose – best before date 30/9/24.
(C) Your Organic Nature Pofmaïs Mafmais Souffle – 400g – best before date 19/12/24.
(D) Ekoplaza Pofmaïs – 400g – best before date 29/12/24.

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 – may bind directly to DNA or act indirectly leading to DNA damage), 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.

Consumers are now advised not to eat the implicated batches and retailers are requested to remove the implicated batches from sale immediately and display recall notices at point-of-sale in stores supplying the implicated batches.

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