[Analysis of notifications on exceeding of the acceptable level of histamine according to the RASFF reports].

Abstract

The histamine is biogenic amine produced in considerable amounts in fish and fish products contaminated with bacteria. Histamine content in fish should not exceed 200 mg/kg, higher levels can cause poisoning and the concentrations above 1000 mg/kg are toxic and may be dangerous for man. The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notifies the exceedances of the permissible level of histamine. In the years 2003-2009 there have been 272 notifications, including 72 alarm and 178 information. High histamine content in tuna exceeding the permissible level up to more than 40-fold (8299 mg/kg), in coryfena (mahi-mahi), more than 17-fold (3490 mg/kg), sardines 9-fold (1820 mg/kg), anchovii (anchovies) and 8-fold (1630 mg/kg) and fish sauce over a 7-fold (1467 mg/kg) was observed.

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@article{SawilskaRautenstrauch2011AnalysisON, title={[Analysis of notifications on exceeding of the acceptable level of histamine according to the RASFF reports].}, author={Dorota Sawilska-Rautenstrauch and Halina Gawarska and Kazimierz Karlowski}, journal={Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny}, year={2011}, volume={62 4}, pages={365-9} }