Poisonous carcinogenic mold found in milk from Arla dairy in Linköping, Sweden
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Due to lack
of regular checks, from the Swedish Dairy Board, dairies products such
as milk have been found to contain mold that can be carcinogenic,
and an alarm has been blown today for consumer to be cautious.
carcinogenic mold toxin known as aflatoxin were found in milk from Arla
dairy in Linköping, Sweden. The poison had entered into the milk via
imported rice used for livestock feed, reports Swedish television news.
On 10 April
this year a test response to a silo with milk from Arla dairy in
Linköping was shown to have contained the toxin aflatoxin.
Aflatoxin is a
highly toxic substance produced by mold. If one was to be exposed to it
over a long period of time it will lead to increased risk of liver
damage and liver cancer.
of the mold has been traced to Pakistani rice imported by a company in
Kristianstad. The rice was polished and resold. The waste product, the
shell was sold to Orga mill outside Norrköping, report Swedish
produced pellets that were resold to five farms in Östergötland. The
toxin was found in the lining, which is believed to have gone into the
milk, but it was first discovered at the dairy - by accident.
Dairy Board, known as Mejerier, has been accused of collusion for not
making routine monitoring of milk. It carries checks four to five times
per year by taking samples at all dairies.
By Scancomark.com Team
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