On January 24, Leclerc launched a product recall on batches of compotes, deemed harmful to human health. We take stock.
If you like fruit or have children, compotes are probably part of your daily life . In this case, a product recall has just started, and it should catch your attention. In fact, the sign Leclerc threw away the sonnette d'alarme about these apple desserts. This product has therefore deserted the shelves of the brand for a few days. The goal? Protect consumer health , and avoid taking any risks. We explain everything to you the risks involved and the procedure to follow .
If you are used to do your shopping at Leclerc stores , this procedure should hold your full attention. Indeed, the compotes covered by product recall , are marketed under this brand. And this, through the Douceur du verger brand . These desserts come in the form of gourds of 90 g each, sold in packs of 12.
If you think you bought these products at Leclerc , you must check the information indicated on the packaging. Compare them with the data below:
You should not take this procedure lightly. So if you are used to serve these light Leclerc compotes to your children , it is better to refrain from now on. Indeed, their composition can endanger those around you as well as yourself.
APPLE COMPOTE GOURDS LOW IN SUGAR 12x90G – DOUCEUR DU VERGER
Reason: Presence of Patulin beyond regulatory limits https://t.co/ymcj0p3WPE pic.twitter.com/5jvzhrP7A3
— Consum Reminder (@Consum Reminder) January 24, 2023
The brand did not want take risks with the health of its customers . Indeed, analyzes have shown that these batches of compotes containing an abnormal dose of patuline . According to the national health security agency, it is a molecule produced by certain fungi and molds. Apple growers are familiar with this toxin. In small doses, it is not really dangerous .
Nevertheless, Leclerc discovered significant levels of patulin in these compotes, well beyond authorized thresholds s. Or, according to ANSES , this molecule can cause health problems if ingested in large quantities…
In high doses, oral absorption of patulin leads to weight loss, intestinal disorders and impaired kidney function. A repeated dose leads to signs of neurotoxicity and inhibition of enzymes in the intestine and the brain in particular. » A risk that Leclerc therefore preferred to avoid for its customers. The instruction given by Rappel Conso recommends throwing away or destroying these compotes.
Nevertheless, be aware that you can also bring them back to stores until March 20, 2023 . In this case, Leclerc will grant you a refund. If you have any questions, you can also contact customer service on: 08 00 86 52 86 .
If you think you have consumed this product, or have served it to your relatives, stay alert . Also, in case of strange symptoms, do not hesitate to consult a doctor. Finally, be aware that product recalls can concern any kind of item. The only way to stay safe? Regularly inform yourself about new recall procedures. To do this, you can rely on the government platform Rappel Conso . You can also follow this organization on Twitter so you never miss a single alert.
Source : Actusource: foozine.com