It is planned that the ALLOWABLE AFLATOXIN limit will be lowered, but it will not happen! The Ministry made a NEW decision

It is planned that the ALLOWABLE AFLATOXIN limit will be lowered, but it will not happen! The Ministry made a NEW decision

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management has decided that the permitted level of aflatoxin in milk will remain at 0.25 micrograms per liter, at least until December next year, instead of lowering this limit as previously announced.

After several years of announcements, during this year it was decided that Serbia should also comply with European standards and that only 0.05 micrograms of aflatoxin can be found in one liter of milk, however, this was abandoned, writes portal N1.

As N1 writes, the minister in charge passed the Rulebook on amending the Rulebook on maximum concentrations of certain contaminants in food, which has already entered into force. The reduction to the permissible limit of aflatoxin used and recommended by the European Union was supposed to start from December this year, but it was postponed again to December 2023.

As we wrote earlier, when aflatoxin is introduced into the body, be it humans or animals, various diseases arise, and their expression depends very much on the age of the individual, its overall health condition and immune system. These diseases are called aflatoxicosis, and they can be acute or chronic.

That is why it is important that the allowed limit in be as low as possible. However, since aflatoxin enters milk through animal nutrition, livestock farmers have previously pointed out that the food is not of sufficient quality and that the permitted reduction of the level of harmful substances to 0.05 micrograms per liter would threaten domestic production.

Source: N 1

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