Out of the 2993 original notifications counted in RASFF in 2016, many concerned pathogenic micro-organisms, heavy metals and mycotoxins.
The mycotoxin Aflatoxin B1 can be a problem in maize and hence Dried Distillers Grains (DDGS). Using a biological approach can be a solution to reduce the mycotoxin load.
Dutch eggs contaminated with dioxin are believed to have been exported to Belgium and Luxembourg, according to a notification by the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).
In 2015, a total of 3049 original notifications were transmitted through the RASFF. This is 3.4% less than the 3097 notifications in 2014 but a 14.6% increase in follow-up notifications.
Out of the 3097 original notifications counted in RASFF in 2014, 309 concerned feed. This is about 10% of the total, but rising in number for the first time in several years.