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Reports

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19.12.2014
Final report of the BfR
Research project "Safety of game meat obtained through hunting" (LEMISI) 137.2 KB
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Opinion

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18.06.2018
BfR Opinion No 021/2018
Francisella tularensis infections from foods unlikely 41.1 KB
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14.06.2018
BfR Opinion No 020/2018
Updated risk evaluation of levels of 1,2-unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) in foods 34.5 KB
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30.05.2018
BfR Opinion No. 014/2018
Polyamide oligomers: plastic components from kitchenware 183.2 KB
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19.04.2018
BfR Opinion No 009/2018
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in food: Prediction of the disease-causing potential of the various strains not yet possible 43.8 KB
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15.02.2018
Updated BfR Opinion No 007/2018
The entry of chlorate into the food chain should be reduced 36.5 KB
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15.02.2018
Updated BfR Opinion No 006/2018
The entry of perchlorate into the food chain should be reduced 35.4 KB
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11.09.2017
BfR Opinion No.026/2017
Botulism risk through salted and dried roach 57.1 KB
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07.09.2017
Opinion No. 025/2017 of BfR
Suffocation risk from small hard sugar balls 47.5 KB
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10.07.2017
BfR Opinion No. 013/2017
Grass and leaf products for consumption may be contaminated with human pathogen bacteria 64.1 KB
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27.03.2017
BfR Opinion No 003/2017
Risk assessment of the occurrence of alkaloids in lupin seeds 312.7 KB
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28.09.2016
BfR Opinion No. 030/2016
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids: Levels in foods should continue to be kept as low as possible 42.4 KB
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10.08.2016
BfR Opinion No. 023/2016
Levels of styrene oligomers measured in food simulants show that health risks are unlikely 30.7 KB
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05.07.2016
BfR Opinion No 019/2016 upon consultation with the RKI
Possible health risks from contaminated foods in hospital kitchens can be minimised through suitable measures 31.8 KB
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15.04.2016
BfR opinion 022/2016
Epoxide resin coatings of cans: substance transfer to oil-containing foods possible 23.7 KB
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01.10.2015
BfR Opinion No. 035/2015
Results of the National Residue Control Plan and Import Control Plan for 2013 confirm a high level of safety with foods of animal origin 63.8 KB
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14.08.2015
BfR Opinion No. 025/2015
Infant and follow-on formula: no evidence for health benefits of probiotic additives 23.1 KB
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30.04.2015
BfR Opinion No. 013/2015
Microplastic Particles in Food 18.8 KB
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11.03.2014
BfR Opinion No. 014/2014
New EU maximum levels for dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs in livers of terrestrial animals and in sheep liver 108.4 KB
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13.12.2013
BfR Opinion Nr. 022/2014
Food hygiene: Derogation from the official testing requirement for Trichinella 38.4 KB
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13.11.2013
Opinion No 035/2014 of the BfR
High tropane alkaloid levels in cereal products: Health impairments are possible in individuals with heart problems 115.7 KB
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10.09.2013
BfR Opinion No. 022/2013
Health assessment of perchlorate residues in foods 95.1 KB
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09.08.2013
BfR Opinion No. 021/2013
Melons: Health Hazard through Contamination with Pathogenic Bacteria 128.8 KB
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24.07.2013
BfR Opinion Nr. 021/2014
Primary aromatic amines from printed food contact materials such as napkins or bakery bags 86.6 KB
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05.07.2013
BfR Opinion No. 018/2013
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbal teas and teas 313.6 KB
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03.06.2013
Updated BfR Opinion No. 011/2013
Baseline study on the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in specific ready-to-eat foods 26.0 KB
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18.01.2013
BfR Opinion No. 002/2013
Yersinia in food: recommendations for protection against infections 116.6 KB
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14.01.2013
BfR Opinion No. 001/2013
Healthy cattle slaughtered above 8 years of age should continue to be tested for BSE in Germany 49.9 KB
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16.11.2012
BfR Opinion Nr. 019/2014
Food hygiene: UV-C treatment is an effective method for microbial reduction on shell eggs 27.7 KB
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06.10.2012
BfR Opinion No. 038/2012
Tenacity (resistance) of noroviruses in strawberry compote 75.1 KB
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18.09.2012
BfR Opinion No. 044/2012
THC in feeds made from hemp and hemp products with regard to animal health and the carry-over to foods of animal origin 30.9 KB
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02.07.2012
BfR Opinion Nr. 025/2012
BfR Advises Against Intake of the Product "Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS)" 30.7 KB
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27.09.2010
Opinion No. 006/2011 of BfR
Risk of suffocation through hard sugar balls with chewing gum core 30.5 KB
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Presentation

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29.11.2016
Presentation Richard Brereton, University of Bristol, UK
Multivariate Pattern Recognition for Chemometrics 1.0 MB
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29.11.2016
Presentation Federico Marini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Validation of Chemometric Models and Aspects of Data Fusion 3.5 MB
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29.11.2016
Presentation Martin Alewijn, RIKILT Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
Validation of Multivariate Classification Methods 2.0 MB
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29.11.2016
Presentation Michael Dickinson, Fera Science Ltd., UK
Validation of LC-Mass Spectrometry based methods and routine quality control 1.8 MB
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29.11.2016
Presentation Christiano Garino, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
INTELLItrace: a Food Integrity Procurement for the Standardisation and Harmonisation of Untargeted Methods 1.5 MB
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28.11.2016
Presentation Michèle Lees, Independent Expert, France
The Importance of Standardised Non-Targeted Methods in Food Authentication 2.8 MB
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28.11.2016
Presentation Jeffrey Moore, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, USA
Standardization of Non-Targeted Approaches for Food Fraud Detection 1.7 MB
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28.11.2016
Presentation Christoph Steinbeck, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Developing an Efficient Infrastructure, Standards and Data-Flow for Metabolomics 16.1 MB
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28.11.2016
Presentation Paul Brereton, Fera Science Ltd., UK
Introduction to FoodIntegrity 4.7 MB
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28.11.2016
Presentation Vincent Baeten, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, Belgium
Challenges in Infrared Spectroscopy Based Non-Targeted Analysis 2.5 MB
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28.11.2016
Presentation Freddy Thomas, Eurofins Analytics, France
Challenges in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Based Non-Targeted Analysis 3.2 MB
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28.11.2016
Presentation Milena Stránská-Zachariášová, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Challenges in Mass Spectrometry Based Non-Targeted Analysis 10.2 MB
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02.06.2016
Presentation Vadims Bartkevics, BIOR
Detection of Natural and Accidental Contamination of Spices and Herbs 2.0 MB
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02.06.2016
Presentation Saskia van Ruth/Isabelle Silvis, DLO
Deliberate Contamination - Detection by Spectrometric Fingerprinting Methods 2.5 MB
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02.06.2016
Presentation Bettina Horn, BfR
Detection of spice adulteration using spectroscopic fingerprinting techniques 2.3 MB
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02.06.2016
Presentation Ildikó Bata-Vidács, NARIC
Decontamination of Spice Paprika 1.3 MB
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02.06.2016
Presentation Ute Gramm, Authority for Health and Consumer Protection, Hamburg, Germany
Keynote: Import Control of Food of Non-Animal Origin 1.8 MB
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02.06.2016
Presentation David Trigo, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany
Overview on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 1.5 MB
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02.06.2016
Presentation Armin Weiser, BfR
FoodChain-Lab: Tracing software supporting foodborne disease outbreak investigations 2.7 MB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Gerhard Weber, European Spice Association
Challenges in the production of safe spices and herbs 682.1 KB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Zoltán Lakner, Budapest Corvinus University
Network and vulnerability analysis of international spice trade 1.0 MB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Nora Adányi, NARIC
Vulnerable Points in Spice Production Chains 2.2 MB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Anselm Lehmacher, Institute for Hygiene and Environment Hamburg, Germany
Overview on biological hazards and detection methods 747.9 KB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Anneluise Mader, BfR
Biological hazards and their tenacity in spices and dried herbs 2.6 MB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Hendrik Frentzel, BfR
Survival, detection and toxinogenic potential of Bacillus cereus group species in spices and herbs 817.6 KB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Svetlana Cvetkova, BIOR
Detection of Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes DNA in artificially contamined spices 708.5 KB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Mai Dinh-Thanh, BfR
Impact of spiking techniques on the survival of Staphylococcus aureus in artificially contaminated condiments 1.3 MB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Ioanna Stratakou, Wageningen University (WU), the Netherlands
Predictive Microbiology for Spices and Herbs 7.4 MB
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01.06.2016
Presentation Matthias Filter, BfR
Available Community Tools for Predictive Modelling 983.8 KB
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Publications - EU-Almanac

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06.07.2018
BfR Information Brochure
EU Food Safety Almanac in chinese language 4.2 MB
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10.04.2018
BfR Information Brochure
EU Food Safety Almanac in russian language 3.9 MB
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20.12.2017
BfR Information Brochure
EU Food Safety Almanac in spanish language 4.0 MB
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10.11.2017
BfR Information Brochure
EU Food Safety Almanac in french language 3.8 MB
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08.11.2017
BfR Information Brochure
EU Food Safety Almanac in portuguese language 3.7 MB
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03.11.2017
BfR Information Brochure
EU Food Safety Almanac in german language 4.1 MB
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Publications - Flyers

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13.09.2012
Flyer
Research jointly Assess together Act as a network 653.4 KB
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Communication

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08.06.2018
BfR Communication No 019/2018
Isoglucose and sucrose (household sugar) can be assessed similarly in terms of the potential to damage health 49.1 KB
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05.06.2018
BfR Communication No 018/2018
Levels of pharmacologically active opium alkaloids in poppy seeds should be lowered to the minimum technologically achievable level 39.9 KB
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26.01.2018
BfR Communication 003/2018
Small errors, fatal consequences: Why kitchen hygiene is not only important in canteens and restaurants but also at home 41.7 KB
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09.08.2017
BfR Communication No 018/2017
Outcomes of the expert discussion "Potential Effects of Caffeine on the Cardiovascular System of Children and Adolescents" 45.9 KB
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13.12.2016
BfR Communication No. 035 /2016
EFSA and BfR to work jointly on global food safety tools 23.8 KB
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17.06.2016
BfR Communication No. 016/2016
The BfR launches scientific network for authenticity testing of food and feed 24.1 KB
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05.01.2016
BfR Communication No. 002/2016
Provisional BfR recommendations on the analysis of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) in herbal tea and tea (analyte spectrum and sampling method) 31.0 KB
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04.01.2016
BfR communication No. 001/2016
Self-made herbal oils and vegetables marinated in oil conceal health risks 23.0 KB
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04.09.2015
BfR communication No. 027/2015
Caution when eating bitter-tasting courgettes (zucchini) 56.0 KB
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06.01.2015
Communication of DTU, ANSES and BfR No. 001/2015
More knowledge needed to ensure safe use of botanicals in food 52.0 KB
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21.10.2014
BfR communication No 036/2014
Anthrax outbreak in Slovakian cattle herd: health hazard to consumers from meat brought into Germany unlikely 29.1 KB
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11.06.2014
Communication No 020/2014
Chemical decontamination procedures: no substitute for integrated hygiene concepts 43.7 KB
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Other documents

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03.09.2012
Minutes of an expert discussion held at the BfR
Hygiene in sprout production 50.0 KB
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04.06.2012
BfR Report
Assessment of the current situation and future perspectives: improving meat hygiene through decontamination? 52.7 KB
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Press releases

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14.09.2018
28/2018
African swine fever: No risk to consumers
24.01.2018
05/2018
Kitchen hygiene in the spotlight: Do TV cooking shows influence our hygiene behaviour?
19.01.2018
04/2018
Germs and more - Clever kitchen hygiene
16.01.2018
02/2018
African swine fever: No risk to consumers
03.11.2017
46/2017
Together for more food safety in Europe and its neighbouring countries
11.09.2017
32/2017
Botulism risk through salted and dried roach
10.07.2017
28/2017
Food made from leaves and grasses may contain pathogens
07.07.2017
27/2017
Further education and networking of risk experts from all over the world
27.03.2017
12/2017
Lupin seeds: Health impairments possible with bitter taste
05.04.2017
13/2017
Study analyses foods for radioactive substances
25.01.2017
02/2017
Safe preparation of food in commercial kitchens
18.01.2017
01/2017
Breakfast at the BfR - with certainty!
02.12.2016
48/2016
New procedures to authenticate foods as a step towards standardisation
17.11.2016
47/2016
Tracking Down the Food Fraudsters
09.11.2016
45/2016
Salmonella, Listeria and Co.: Old and new challenges for food safety
16.08.2016
32/2016
High season for salmonella and campylobacter
03.08.2016
30/2016
Energy Drinks & Co: BfR film provides information on health risks posed by caffeine-containing beverages
22.06.2016
24/2016
Cooked on the inside, but not charred on the outside: BfR web film on the art of grilling
06.06.2016
20/2016
Adulterated animal-based foods to become easier to detect in future
31.05.2016
19/2016
Spices and herbs: Ingredients which may pose a health risk
24.05.2016
16/2016
Insects as Food and Feed - Food of the Future?
18.02.2016
09/2016
Global food trade poses new challenges to consumer health protection
27.01.2016
05/2016
Hygiene rules in the catering sector: ensuring safe handling of food
17.08.2015
22/2015
Advanced training and networking for risk experts from all over the world
02.04.2015
09/2015
Hygiene Keeps You Healthy
16.03.2015
08/2015
Omics methods: Towards a better prediction of the effects of substances at very low doses
24.11.2014
32/2014
Aluminium in everyday life: a health risk?
07.11.2014
31/2014
Pathogens in foods: progress and challenges
10.10.2014
26/2014
What to do with the chicken in the kitchen? A lack of kitchen hygiene can make you sick
15.08.2014
22/2014
Advanced training and networking for experts from all over the world
02.06.2014
13/2014
Food safety and globalisation - challenges and opportunities
29.01.2014
05/2014
People consuming high amounts of energy drinks ignore the pick-me-up risk
15.01.2014
02/2014
Don’t catch anything - consumer tips for handling fish
10.01.2014
01/2014
Germs in the kitchen: tips on food hygiene
16.12.2013
33/2013
Invisible enemies - tips to ensure that viruses don’t spoil your appetite
02.12.2013
32/2013
Food safety in Europe - who does what?
12.08.2013
23/2013
Second BfR Summer School on the topic of food safety
09.08.2013
22/2013
Melons can transfer pathogenic germs
23.07.2013
19/2013
Globally Traded Foods: How can the health and economic risks be reduced?
02.08.2013
21/2013
Spices and Herbs: A Risk-free Taste Experience
30.04.2013
12/2013
Cooking in industrial kitchens: preparing foods safely
13.03.2013
05/2013
Deep frozen berries are better thoroughly cooked before consumption
07.02.2013
03/2013
Current situation and future perspectives: continuing development of meat inspection
23.11.2012
40/2012
Pathogens in food: Progress and new challenges for zoonosis control
08.10.2012
32/2012
Outbreak of acute vomiting with diarrhoea in children and youths over, cause identified
05.10.2012
31/2012
A batch of deep-frozen strawberries is probably the cause of a major outbreak of acute vomiting with diarrhoea in children and young adults in the eastern federal states
27.09.2012
26/2012
Cassia cinnamon with high coumarin contents to be consumed in moderation

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