The World Food Program (WFP) has requested assistance from the FAO and WHO on tropane alkaloids after five people died in Uganda this past year from contaminated food aid.

The United Nations agency wanted the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) to provide scientific advice on
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Atropine was detected in four of 14 samples of cereal-based foods intended for children, according to a survey last year by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet).

Another tropane alkaloid, scopolamine, was detected in two of the samples. As in 2017, the highest levels were found in processed snacks for
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Greenyard Frozen France has recalled frozen green beans because they could contain parts of a poisonous plant commonly known as jimsom weed or jimsonweed.

The scientific name of the plant is Datura stramonium and it contains high levels of tropane alkaloids including atropine, hyoscyamine and scopolamine. It is in the
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