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Excessive Plant Toxins: German-Made Crispy Bread recalled in Singapore.
Dr. Schär Knusperbrot, a crispy bread produced in Germany, has been found to contain excessive levels of tropane alkaloids, a type of plant toxin, leading to its recall by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA).
Due to the presence of excessive levels of plant-derived natural toxins, importers have been ordered by the Singapore Food Agency to recall “Dr. Schär Knusperbrot,” a crispy bread produced in Germany.
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The food agency issued a statement on Tuesday, July 11th, stating that the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed of the European Union had issued a notification regarding the recall of German-produced crispy bread, Dr. Schär Knusperbrot, due to the presence of excessive tropane alkaloids in the food.
The affected product, weighing 125 grams and imported by Walluco Pte Ltd, has a best-before date of March 4, 2024. The food agency has instructed importers to recall the affected batches of the product, and the recall is currently underway.
Tropane alkaloids are natural toxins produced by various plants, including atropine and scopolamine. Seeds of plants that produce such natural toxins may inadvertently mix with other grains during the harvesting process and enter the food supply chain.
Consuming food products containing tropane alkaloids can cause short-term symptoms such as accelerated breathing and heartbeat, dilated pupils, dry mouth, diarrhea, and mental confusion.
The Singapore Food Agency advises consumers who have consumed the affected products and are concerned about their health to seek medical attention promptly. The public can also contact the retailers selling the products for assistance.
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