Oct 19, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Ceres maker recalls apple juice over high toxin levels

South African food and beverage maker Pioneer Foods has recalled its Ceres apple juice brands, which were sold in seven Comesa markets, including Kenya and Uganda.

The recalled brands contained high levels of patulin, a fruit -based mold toxin that causes nausea, vomiting and gastrointestinal disorders.

Comesa (Comesa) The Common Market Competition Commission for Eastern and Southern Africa announced that Pioneer Food had informed it that the affected juice brands in Kenya, Uganda, Seychelles, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Products, “the competition watchdog of the regional trading bloc said in a statement on Wednesday.

Consumers were also advised To “return the products to where they were bought for a refund or a replacement”.

The Ceres apple juice recall hardly comes a week after Pioneer Foods se A LiquiFruit brand of apple juice sold in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia had been recalled.

The South African company said its investigation confirmed that “a limited amount of apple juice concentrate shipped had elevated levels”. of patulin, a mold toxin found primarily in rotting apples. “

” The recall is based on the presence of patulin in concentrations greater than 50 parts per billion (ppb), which is the regulatory threshold. “, Said CEO Tertius Carstens.


The recalled products are Ceres apple juice 200 ml and Ceres apple 275 ml champagne glasses, which are sold in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Others are Ceres apple juice 1 liter, which is sold in Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius and Zambia; and Ceres apple juice 200ml is sold in the Seychelles.

Ceres apple 4x6x200ml

  • Single unit barcode: 6001240200018 < / li>
  • Date coding: PD 14.06.2021 / BB 14.06.2022
  • PD 21.06.2021 / BB 21.06.2022
  • PD 22.06.2021 / BB 22.06. 2022

Ceres Apple Sparkling 275 ml glass

  • Single piece barcode: 6001240222676
  • Date coding: PD 14.06.2021 / BB 14.06.2022
  • PD 15.06.2021 / BB 15.06.2022

Ceres Apple 12×1 liter

  • Single unit barcode: 6001240100011
  • Date coding: PD 17.06. 2021 / BB 6/17/2022
  • PD 6/18/2021 / BB 6/18/2022
  • PD 6/21/2021 / BB 6/21/2022
  • PD 6/22. 2021 / BB 06/22/2022


Other recalled products are the LiquiFruit Clear Apple 250ml carton, the LiquiFruit Clear Apple 330ml can and the LiquiFruit Clear Apple 1 liter Cardboard box.

World health h The organization states that patulin, which is classified as a mycotoxin, is a naturally occurring toxin produced by certain molds in apples and apple products.

The risk of consuming more than 50 ppb of patulin can cause vomiting, nausea, and gastrointestinal discomfort symptoms.

Pioneer Foods’ product recall comes one week after Coca-Cola South Africa also certain batches from Appletiser, allegedly due to high patulin levels.