Contaminated animal feed from Serbia has been found on five pig farms in the Netherlands , according to food safety body NVWA, with three other farms affected from contaminated Romanian feed. The feed contains corn contaminated with aflatoxin and was first discovered in Germany on March 1, where 6,500 farms are thought to be involved.
Because some of the feed was transported via Rotterdam, Netherlands, port, the NVWA began an investigation into the spread of the feed in the Netherlands. There is no danger to public health, according to the organization. The corn is mixed with other grains so that the animals do not ingest more aflatoxin than is allowed. There is also no sign that contaminated feed has reached dairy farms.