Naturally Occurring Toxins

Many substances naturally occur at times in foods that have the potential to be toxic. It is the level of exposure that determines the detrimental effect of a substance. Safety from these natural substances largely depends on the proper preparation and processing of the food and on the inherently low levels of toxicants.

Plants develop thousands of natural compounds that protect them against threats to their existence. Out of these compounds, some are toxins called Naturally Occurring Toxins (NOTs). NOTs can also be of fungal and marine origin. Some toxins can cause harmful effects on the immune system, affect development, and/or cause cancer, due to their high level of concentration if consumed in large quantities.

Cultivator Phyto Lab helps in offering advanced testing facilities and services in the following categories:

  • Agaric Acid
  • Saffrole
  • Hydrocyanic Acid
  • Hypericine

The permissible limit of Naturally Occurring Toxins as per FSSAI is:

S.no.

Naturally Occurring Toxic Substance (NOTs)

Article of food

Max. limit

1

Agaric acid

Food containing mushrooms

100

 

 

Alcoholic beverages

100

2

Hydrocyanic acid

Nougat, marzipan, or similar products

5

 

 

Canned stone fruits

5

 

 

Alcoholic beverages

5

 

 

Confectionary

5

3

Hypericine

Alcoholic beverages

1

4

Saffrole

Meat, poultry

10

 

 

Fish

10

 

 

Soups, sauce

10

 

 

Non-alcoholic beverages

10

 

 

Food with mace and nutmeg

10

 

 

Alcoholic beverages

10

 

We have various analytical instruments in its well-facilitated residue lab, which are useful in determining the accuracy of the product. The expert team of analysts holds hands-on experience in operating all the equipment and in developing detailed, reliable, and accurate test results. We have various analytical instruments in its well-facilitated instrument and residue lab, which are useful in determining the accuracy of the product. The expert team of analysts holds hands-on experience in operating all the equipment and in developing detailed, reliable, and accurate test results with a fast turnaround time.

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