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March 3, 2021

8,000 tons of corn, possibly contaminated with aflatoxin

The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) placed under sequester 8,000 tons of corn, suspect of being contaminated with aflatoxin, digi24.ro reports. The corn was grown at the farm of Mihai Anghel, one of Romania’s big landowners. The respective farm is situated in the Dolj County, where Mihai Anghel has five warehouses. The businessman says that the 8,000 tonnes were sequestered in the warehouse and authorities did not show him any analysis result. The corn is from last year’s harvest and was due to be exported. Mihai Anghel explained that he did not sell even one tonne of the cereal. Yesterday, after a meeting with milk producers and processors, the minister of Agriculture, Daniel Constantin announced that “all alerts are closed now and no food-related problems exist anymore.” Anghel claims that the aflatoxin concentration measured in preliminary analyses is only 1 pc above the accepted limit.

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