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https://doi.org/10.32779/gf.5.1-2.2

Analysis of RASFF notifications on cereals and cereal-based products contaminated with mycotoxins in the period from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2019

Emilija Friganović ; Veleučilište "Marko Marulić" u Kninu, Knin.
Antea Nimak ; Veleučilište "Marko Marulić" u Kninu, Knin., Završena studentica.
Ančica Sečan ; Udruga Futura, Šibenik.
Boris Dorbić ; Veleučilište "Marko Marulić" u Kninu, Knin.
Ana Matin ; Agronomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb.
Duška Ćurić ; Prehrambeno-tehnološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb.
Tajana Krička ; Agronomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb.


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Sažetak

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is designed to respond promptly to the health
risks associated with food, food contact materials or feed by enabling fast exchange of information
between bodies and institutions involved in the system. Mycotoxins, secondary metabolites produced
by moulds, are common contaminants found in cereals and cereal-based product all over the world that
can be harmful to human (and animal) health. The aim of this study was to analyse RASFF
notifications on cereals and cereal-based products contaminated with mycotoxins in the period from
01/01/2015 to 31/12/2019. All data were downloaded from the RASFF database (RASFF portal) and
processed in MS Excel 2010. The collected data provided information on the: notifying country,
country(ies) of origin and distribution of the contaminated product, notification basis, notification
type, risk decision, distribution status, action taken, type of mycotoxin and specific cereal or
cereal-based product in which the mycotoxin has been determined. Nearly half of the reported food
products originated from Italy, Pakistan, India, Serbia and Sri Lanka. More than half notifications
were published by Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium. Only in less than one-fifth of the
notifications the country of origin of the contaminated product was also the notifying country.
Contaminated products in more than two-thirds of cases were maize, rice and rye grains and their
products. Aflatoxin B1 was the most frequent mycotoxin, present in more than two-fifths of
contaminated cereals and cereal-based products. The majority of the notifications were classified as
alert notifications and a large majority of total number of notifications were of serious risk. Regarding
the distribution status, over two-fifths of contaminated products were distributed to other member
countries and in almost half of the notifications contaminated products were withdrawn or recalled.

Ključne riječi

RASFF, notifications, cereals and cereal-based products, mycotoxins.

Hrčak ID:

294134

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/294134

Datum izdavanja:

30.6.2022.

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