PRO/AH/EDR> Foodborne illness – Uganda: fatal, cereal, tropane alkaloids, 2019

Food-related toxin — Uganda
In March 2019, 278 food related illnesses were reported in the Amudat and Napak districts of the Karamoja Region of Uganda and 5 people died. The World Food Programme (WFP) stopped distribution of Super Cereal across the country and started an investigation.
Testing of samples using untargeted analysis at 3 labs found the presence of several tropane alkaloids, such as atropine and scopolamine at parts per million concentrations, levels at which acute toxicity are highly likely. These