Ceres 100% Apple Juice recalled over excess levels of toxins — Kasapa102.5FM
The Food and Drugs Authority(FDA) in collaboration with South African food and beverage manufacturer Pioneer Foods has recalled Ceres 100% apple juice brands from the market.
The identified batches of the apple juice product are being recalled after the overconcentration of patulin was detected, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in Ghana said in a statement on Friday (October 15, 2021).
“This follows information received from the International Food Safety Network (INFOSAN) and the manufacturer of the product, Pioneer Foods Groceries (Pty) Limited, South Africa confirming that extensive laboratory tests and consultations with their local supplier of the apple juice concentrate, revealed that it contained levels of mycotoxin-patulin higher than the regulatory threshold,” said the FDA.
The Ghana FDA has listed the details of the affected batches in Ghana which are considered unwholesome for consumption.
Patulin is a fruit-based mold which when consumed can cause nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, and vomiting, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).