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Baby food

Baby fruit bars contained carcinogenic poison

Published tisdag 8 november 2011 kl 09.40
Semper choose not to mention that the traces found were of Aflatoxin, a carcinogenic substance. Photo: Semper

A highly carcinogenic poison has been found in babyfood, produced by the baby food company Semper. The company announced just over a week ago that it was withdrawing a couple of its fruit bars because it "may contain traces of mould". Swedish Radio News now reveals that the company failed to mention that one of two substances found was Aflatoxin, which is one of the most carcinogenic substances known to man.

According to Semper, the levels found were below the legal limit and are not alarming. But a toxicologist at the National Food Agency told Swedish Radio News that no level of aflatoxin can be deemed as safe.

Semper did withdraw all of the products as soon as the traces were found, and the company spokesperson tells Swedish Radio News that they thought more people would understand if they explained it as "mould" rather than naming the substances, as "everybody knows one should not eat mould".

The fruit bars concerned are Småfolk fruity stix bananas and dates and Småfolk oat stix apple and raspberry.

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