Ceres recalls apple juice over high levels of toxins

South African food manufacturing Giants, Pioneers Foods Groceries have recalled it’s Ceres 100% fruit juice product over mould infestation…


Mycotoxin-patulin, a food mould that is above the normally acceptable level has been found in a batch that has been already sent out to consumers.


FDA Ghana in collaboration with Transmed Ghana Limited, Accra wishes to bring to the attention of the public an ongoing recall of certain batches of Ceres 100% Apple Juice. This follows information received from the International Food Safety Network (INFOSAN) and the manufacturer of the product, Pioneer Foods Groceries (Pty) Limited, South Africa confirming that extensive laboratory tests and consultations with their local supplier of the apple juice concentrate, revealed that it contained levels of mycotoxin-patulin higher than the regulatory threshold,” the FDA said in a statement.




Marketers, distributors and consumers have been advised to send their 100% Apple Juice back to Transmed  Ghana Limited or any of the FDA’s offices nationwide.


Devastatingly, Ghana isn’t the only place this shipment of tainted Juice reached, Kenya, as well as other Eastern, Southern and Western African countries all got their share.