A brand of flour has been recalled in France after dozens of people fell sick.

French officials said there was a risk of JP Coteau brand buckwheat flour being contaminated with Datura.

Additional cases recorded by the Brittany Regional Health Agency (ARS) and checks by the Departmental Directorate for the

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Researchers have highlighted cases of tropane alkaloid contamination in Italy and called for increased monitoring and regulation.

The study detailed recent cases of tropane alkaloid intoxication after the consumption of spinach and spinach-based foods in Italy during October 2022. Symptoms can include a dry mouth, difficulty speaking and swallowing, tachycardia, drowsiness

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Health officials in Portugal have found the reason why more than 200 people fell ill recently after eating a type of bread.

The Directorate-General of Health (DGS) said 209 cases were associated with the consumption of broa de milho (a type of cornbread) in some regions of the country since

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Researchers have provided more details about an outbreak traced to contaminated food aid in Uganda in 2019 that killed five people.

It was the largest documented outbreak caused by food contamination with tropane alkaloids, according to the study published in the journal BMC Public Health.

Jimsonweed, also known as
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Deep frozen spinach puree has been linked to a foodborne outbreak in Slovakia.

Authorities have not said how many people were affected by tropane alkaloid poisoning but figures in local media vary from a dozen to up to 100 with some needing hospital treatment.

The State Veterinary and Food Administration
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