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Mould Toxins & Nickel in Oat Flakes

Oat flakes are often an essential part of breakfast, whether in porridge, muesli or yogurt, oat flakes are versatile and healthy. Oat flakes contain vitamin B1 and B6 as well as protein and are therefore ideal for starting the day.

It is therefore all the more important to carry out regular checks to ensure the safety of this product.


High exposure of nickel


A high nickel content, however, makes the healthy oat flakes a contaminated food. Nickel occurs naturally in soil and rocks in nature or is found in these through industrial waste deposits and power plants. Plants such as oats absorb nickel particularly well, so that higher nickel values are found in some oat flake samples.


Daily intake of mold toxins exceeded


Mould toxins, also called mycotoxins, are dangerous metabolic products of moulds. The mycotoxins T2 and HT2 toxins were found in the samples examined, which already infect the oats in the field, which is why regular monitoring is of great importance. T2 and HT2 toxins are considered cytotoxic and affect the immune system, which is why they are harmful to human health.


bilacon supports you in the control of oat flakes


To ensure that consumers can enjoy their oats for breakfast without worries, bilacon supports you with regular checks for nickel and mycotoxins. We would also be happy to advise you on further recommendable analyses for your products.


Would you like to learn more about our services? Please contact our experts directly, we will be happy to help you:

Roy Sperling
+49 30 206 038 320


Source: Ökotest

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