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  • Some friends up in Albany mentioned reading an article that extolled the health benefits of bruised fruit due, according to this other article to the mycotoxin patulin, now banished from supermarket shelves in favor of pretty and perfect.

    Turkey Legs with Apples, Parsnips and Onion

  • In addition to their own chemical defenses, fruits and vegetables can carry other toxins that come from contaminating molds (patulin in apple juice, from a Penicillium mold growing on damaged fruit), agricultural chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides), and soil and air pollutants (dioxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • There are no documented cases of human illness due to ingesting patulin.

  • The safe ceiling for patulin, a mycotoxin found in many foods but most commonly in apples, is 50 parts per billion.

  • Pepin Heights is cooperating fully with the investigation to find the source of the patulin, the agency said. rss feed

  • The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and an orchard in southeastern Minnesota are advising consumers to avoid drinking a popular brand of apple cider after lab tests found the product may be contaminated with a type of mold toxin called patulin. rss feed

  • The cider was tested as part of a routine program and found to contain patulin at levels higher than the limit established by the U.S. rss feed

  • The cider was contaminated with patulin, a mycotoxin found in moldy fruits, vegetables and other foods. - MORE NEWS


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