Belgium – Basmati rice sachet (1kg) – Ochratoxin A – Basmati Rice

AFSCA

Recall of Carrefour
Product: Basmati rice sachet (1kg).
Problem: too high Ochratoxin A content in Basmati Rice.


Brussels, 04-03-2021 – Following a control and in order to guarantee the safety of the consumer, the SOUFFLET company asks to withdraw from the trade the “basmati rice” of the Carrefour brand (1kg) sold in the GROCERY department of certain Carrefour stores in Belgium. This product is also being recalled from consumers.

BASMATI RICE of the Carrefour brand
“Naturally flavored”
Conditioned by EMB 59606B
Product: Basmati rice sachet (1kg)
EAN: 3560070837984
Expiration date (DDM): 21/11/2022

Ochratoxin A is a mycotoxin produced by several microscopic fungi
(genera Penicillium and Aspergillus) and is naturally present in many
plant products around the world, such as cereals, coffee beans, cocoa and
dried fruits.

Only a large quantity of contaminated products can lead to health
problems.

All products have been withdrawn from sale. Some of these products were however marketed on the Belgian market before the withdrawal measure. It is therefore recommended that people who hold the products described above do not consume them and destroy them or return them to the point of sale where they will be reimbursed.

For any further information, you can contact the Carrefour Belgium consumer service by dialing the free number 0800.9.10.11 , from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday.

The SOUFFLET company apologizes to Carrefour customers for the inconvenience caused.

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