The relevant authorities in Low Saxony and North Rhineland-Westphalia informed the German Ministry of Agriculture of the detection of high levels of aflatoxins in maize from Serbia intended for the production of feed. These feeds have been used in 3,500 farms in Low Saxony and they have also been distributed in farms located in other länder, as Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklemburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony, and Saxony-Anhalt, as well as in Holland.
The Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) has also informed of the presence of feeds containing this maize from Serbia and Romania contaminated with aflatoxins in several pig farms whilst the investigations in order to determine if they have arrived to dairy farms go on.
BMELV/ Germany. http://www.bmelv.de
VWA/ Holland. http://www.vwa.nl/