Comparative analysis of notifications regarding mycotoxins in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)

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M. Pigłowski


food safety, pivot tables, cluster analysis, border rejections, information notifications


Mycotoxins were the most frequently reported hazard category in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in 1981-2017. The study included notifications regarding mycotoxins based on the RASFF database using pivot tables in Excel and cluster analysis in Statistica 12. The following variables were taken into account: notification year, product category, notifying country, country of origin, notification basis, notification type, distribution status, risk decision and action taken. There were also presented mycotoxins in reports of other institutions, reduction of the hazards of mycotoxins and remarks related to data on mycotoxins from the RASFF database.

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