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Because it occurs in both food and feedstuffs, NofaLab is routinely engaged in testing these products for the presence of Ochratoxin.
According to IARC classification (International Agency for Research on Cancer), Ochratoxin is listed in Group 2B as possibly carcinogenic for humans.
Ochratoxin is a toxin produced by a mould that can be found in grains, coffee and cocoa beans, fruit (particularly grapefruit), dried fruit (especially raisins), pulses – fresh and dried, and spices. Consequently it has the potential for transmissions to bread, beer, wine, coffee and cocoa as well as meat such as pork (through animal feedstuff).