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Recall of a batch of popcorn due to fungus contamination

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The Chief Sanitary Inspectorate issued a warning on Monday regarding exceeding the highest permissible level of aflatoxins – substances produced by mold fungi – in a batch of popcorn. The message concerns four different packages.

As part of the public warning regarding food, GIS informed that the warning concerns a popcorn product distributed by Bio Planet SA, Wilkowa Wieś 7, 05-084 Leszno, originating from Turkey.

Mushroom contaminated popcorn

It was clarified that there was an excess in the product batch “maximum level of aflatoxins“. These are “substances produced by mold fungi from the Aspergillus family that have a harmful effect on human health” – we read in the GIS release.

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It was reported that “the distributor of Bio Planet SA decided to withdraw popcorn with batch numbers starting with the numbers: 23-xxxxxx and 80-xxxxxx (where “x” means any number), with the date of minimum durability on September 30, 2024.

POPCORN (CORN GRAIN) BIO 5 kg – HORECAGIS

POPCORN (CORN GRAIN) BIO 1 kg – BIO PLANETGIS

Four packages were listed: BIO POPCORN (Corn Grain) 1 kg – BIO PLANET, BIO POPCORN (Corn Grain) 400 g – BIO PLANET, BIO POPCORN (Corn Grain) 5 kg – HORECA and BIO POPCORN (Corn Grain) 400 g – ORGANIC.

POPCORN (CORN GRAIN) BIO 400 g – ORGANICGIS

POPCORN (CORN GRAIN) BIO 400 g – BIO PLANETGIS

It was assured that the bodies of the State Sanitary Inspection are monitoring the process of withdrawing the questioned batches of popcorn.

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