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Germany releases investigation report on Alternaria toxins in tomato products from 2017 to 2023

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Published Feb 22, 2024

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A study conducted by the German Chemical Veterinary Inspection Agency (CVUA) from 2017 to 2023 found that approximately 8% of the 251 tomato product samples tested exceeded the guidance value for Alternaria toxins. Products with concentrated tomatoes, such as ketchup or dried tomato products, were more likely to be contaminated. Other mycotoxins like aflatoxin or ochratoxin A were rarely found. The CVUA plans to continue its research on these products.
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On February 15, 2024, Germany released an investigation report on Alternaria toxins in tomato products from 2017 to 2023. The main contents are as follows: ​ From 2017 to 2023, the German Chemical Veterinary Inspection Agency (CVUA) inspected a total of 251 samples of tomato products (tomato paste, canned tomatoes, tomato juice, etc.) for mycotoxins (mycotoxins), including 70 samples of tomato paste and 61 canned tomatoes. There were 56 samples of tomato juice, 36 samples of tomato soup, and 24 samples of dried tomato soup products. Among the 251 samples of tomato products, the content of Alternaria toxins in 20 samples (about 8%) exceeded the guidance value. Samples containing concentrated tomatoes and a high proportion of foods, such as ketchup or dried tomato products, were more likely to be contaminated and had higher levels of Alternaria toxin contamination. Other mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin or ochratoxin A, were found ...
Source: Foodmate
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