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The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) has found 9 defective batches of sorghum products that contained atropine and scopolamine, alkaloids hazardous to human health, which may not occur in food in any quantity. The following products made by Adveni Medical s.r.o. are concerned.

ProductBest before date

Atropine content
(micrograms per kilogram)

(micrograms per kilogram)

Adveni, BAKE-A-CAKE, Bezlepková směs (nejen) na sladké pečení, 750 g15.9.2016     180       36
Adveni bezlepkový everyday chléb s čirokovou dýní, 500 g18.11.2016     130       27
Adveni kaše s čirokem, jablkem a skořicí, 300 g11.11.2016     510       82
Adveni kaše s čirokem, kokosem a kardamomem, 55 g31.8.2016     110       23
Adveni kaše s čirokem, 300 g1.11.2016     1300       230
Adveni kaše s čirokem, hruškou a zázvorem, 300 g1.11.2016     940       180
Adveni čirokové zrno, 250 g 13.3.2016     240        33
Adveni instantní kaše čirokovo-kokosová18.8.2016     630      120
Adveni kaše s čirokem a kokosem12.4.2016     1700


These substances can get into flour by contamination from the fields from plants containing alkaloids (e.g. plants of the solanaceae family). They may not occur in food but, as for health, the consumed quantity is decisive.   

CAFIA advises all consumers who have the above mentioned batches at home not to consume them. The inspection has also ordered to withdraw the products from the market and notified to RASFF, the European system of rapid warning of the problem.

Source: Bezpečnost potravin

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