Nuts sold at Leclerc are subject to a recall. These nuts are very dangerous to health and should not be eaten.
For several weeks, product recalls have been a major concern for the French. After contaminated Kinder chocolates and the Buitoni pizza scandal, consumers are particularly vigilant about their purchases.
However, today, a new disturbing alert is visible on the government site Rappel Conso.
Organic Nuts Emergency Recall
Thursday, April 28, Rappel Conso warned French people who had bought Amazonian nuts from the Bio Village label. These organic nuts were sold in bulk in Leclerc stores across France from 02/14/2022 to 04/25/2022, warns the site. The use-by date was set for January 24, 2023.
Nuts containing a carcinogenic substance
While nuts are generally good for health, Rappel Conso has alerted consumers. According to the site, the Amazon Bio Village nuts in this batch are very dangerous and can cause serious health problems. Indeed, the presence of aflatoxin B1 and total aflatoxin was detected in the product.
These organic Amazonian nuts sold in bulk were marketed in Leclerc stores throughout France
Leclerc recalls potentially carcinogenic nuts sold everywhere in Francehttps://t.co/JG5038FPiT
– LE RIFAIN THE NEWS FROM THE FRONT (@rifain_nouvelle) April 30, 2022
Both of these mycotoxins are carcinogens that can cause long-term health problems. Mycotoxins are substances produced by microscopic fungi, says the product recall sheet. These substances can pose a health risk if consumed in large quantities and repeatedly, explains the Recall Conso site.
If you purchased these organic Amazon nuts, it is important to return them to the store to request a refund. For further product information, please call consumer services on 0800865286.
Leclerc recalls Amazonian nuts for risk of carcinogenic fungus
ORGANIC AMAZONIAN NUTS – BIO VILLAGE – SOLD IN BULK – BIO VILLAGE
Reason: Presence of aflatoxins B1 and total aflatoxinshttps://t.co/Q0AuJ5Isbt pic.twitter.com/zb5Rq4Gj3o
– ReminderConso (@RemConso) April 29, 2022
The E.Leclerc supermarkets launched a product recall procedure on Thursday, April 28 concerning organic Amazonian nuts in bulk, sold under the Bio Village label. The reason: their repeated consumption could have serious health consequences.
According to the notice published on the government site Rappel Conso, these nuts were sold in the bulk department from 02/14/2022 to 04/25/2022 in Leclerc supermarkets throughout France. The date of minimum durability indicated was January 24, 2023, but it is obviously strongly discouraged to consume these products.
The recall of the product would be due to the presence in these nuts of aflatoxin B1 and total aflatoxin, two mycotoxins considered as carcinogenic substances. Mycotoxins are substances produced by microscopic fungi, says the product recall sheet.
These substances can pose a health risk if consumed in large quantities and repeatedly, she says.
To avoid any health risk, it is therefore recommended not to consume these nuts and to return them to the store for a refund.