The coffee has been recalled due to alleged ochratoxin contamination. These are capsules and capsules of various brands. The following are the pieces affected by the withdrawal
the Ministry of Health announces that today is Friday, December 23, A few batches of coffee pods and capsules She was Retreat by manufacturers as a precautionary measure suspected chemical contamination.
Much has been withdrawn from the market
Below are the lots withdrawn from the market. The list shows the product brand, specifications, and packaging details (and the affected part is in parentheses):
- ConsiliaArabica espresso box, 18 x 7 grams (Lot 01DD04B)
- ConsiliaArabica espresso capsule package 16 x 7 grams (Lot 01ND02B And the Lot 01ND03B)
- America’s uncleCapsules compatible with espresso Arabica, package 50 x 5.5 grams (Lot 02CD05B)
- America’s uncleCapsules compatible with espresso Arabica, package 10 x 5.5 grams (Lot 01CD07B)
- Trombetta coffeeTrompeta Arabica Espresso Capsules Pack of 10 x 5.5 grams (Lot 02AD07B)
Only the indicated groups will receive the withdrawal of funds. Anyone who has purchased products belonging to the respective lots must Bring them back to the store.
Possible chemical contamination
In all cases, the reason for recall is the same, i.e. the potential value of Ochratoxin in packages exceeding legal limits.
What is ochratoxin and what are its effects?
Ochratoxin one Mycotoxinsor a chemical that is produced by fungi and is harmful to health.
Ochratoxin can contaminate a number of foods. In most cases the products involved are cereals, dried fruits and wine.
So is coffee, as in the cases mentioned. Being a highly resistant substance, ochratoxin can be present in coffee even after roasting.
Ochratoxin has an effect renalThat is, it works on the health of the kidneys. Laboratory tests confirmed the effect of the carcinogen in animals, but there is insufficient evidence to confirm the same action in humans.
The peculiarity of the substance is that it accumulates in the tissues, making the meat of contaminated animals toxic.
Due to its harmful nature, the European Union has imposed strict restrictions on the presence of ochratoxin in food.
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