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500 metric tons of U.S. corn seized for vomitoxin contamination

Focus Taiwan

May 24, 2023

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) Over 500,000 kilograms of corn from the United States were recently seized at Taiwan’s border after they were found to have excessive concentrations of deoxynivalenol (DON), also known as vomitoxin, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Samples of the 501,289 kg shipment of loose dried corn imported for processing purposes were shown to have vomitoxin concentrations of 2,437 micrograms per kg, higher than the legal limit of 1,750 µg/kg, FDA data showed.

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