Brazil's Anvisa health agency ordered the removal from store shelves of a batch of popcorn found to contain elevated levels of a cancer-causing substance.
The order applies to lot 123 of Brasileira brand Pipoca Nacional popcorn, which was produced in April.
Laboratory analysis showed of packages from that lot detected levels of aflotoxin beyond what is permitted under Brazilian law, Anvisa said.
Produced by fungi, aflotoxin can be carcinogenic in high concentrations, according to Brazil's Health Ministry. EFE