Retire these breakfast cereals for mycotoxins

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The Ministry of Health withdrew these bran sticks because they contained mycotoxins beyond the permitted limits

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Mycotoxins in sticks with wheat bran. The Ministry of Health is launching a new alarm and recalling the product from supermarkets from the market Conad.

Another food alert after the glass in Coca Cola and cocoa cream. According to the safety notice of the Ministry of Health, the presence of deoxynivalenol (DON) above the limits set by the EC regulation 1881/2006 and SMI was found in the sticks with wheat bran of the Conad Piacersi brand.

Produced by Molino Nicoli, based in Costa di Mezzate (BG) in via Antonio Locatelli 6, the sticks collected belong to a single lot, characterized by the number 5 04/05/2021, and from the expiry date on 04/05/2021. This is the 375 g pack.

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What is deoxynivalenol 

Also known as DON or vomitoxin, it is a mycotoxin that is part of the group of trichothecenes and is produced by some species of Fusarium, it is one of the most widespread mycotoxins in food and feed and in particular in cereals such as wheat, barley and corn.

It has toxic effects on humans and other mammals and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, malfunction of the hematopoietic system (anemia and leukopenia), lowering of the immune defenses. The tolerable daily dose (TDI) for humans of deoxynivalenol was set at 1 µg / kg:

Sources of reference: Ministry of Health

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