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High nitrite content: nationwide recall for mineral water initiated


Dauner & Dunaris springs recall mineral water due to an increased nitrite content

Dauner & Dunaris Quellen GmbH & Co KG has launched a recall for "Natural Mineral Water" under the "Dauner Mineralquelle Still" brand. An increased nitrite content was found in individual samples of a batch. Nitrite can react with proteins in the body to form nitrosamines that are suspected of causing cancer.

Recall for still mineral water

Dauner & Dunaris Quellen GmbH & Co KG from Daun (Rhineland-Palatinate) is calling back "Natural Mineral Water" from the "Dauner Mineralquelle Still" brand nationwide. An increased nitrite content was found in individual samples of a batch, the company reports in a message that was published on the “Lebensmittelwarnung.de” portal of the federal states and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection.

Increased nitrite levels found

Accordingly, the recall affects "Dauner Mineralquelle Still" (natural mineral water without carbon dioxide) with the best before date: July 12, 2019 (0.75 l returnable glass bottle green).

The company does not recommend using this product to prepare baby food. It cannot be ruled out that high nitrite levels pose a potential health hazard.

Customers can return the goods in the respective market. You will receive a refund of the purchase price. According to company information, all batches of this product have been completely taken out of sale.

Nitrite intake should be reduced as much as possible

Nitrite can react with amines in the body to form N-nitroso compounds (e.g. nitrosamines).

“Most of these compounds have been shown to be carcinogenic in animal experiments. It has not yet been clarified whether this also applies to humans, ”writes the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

The BfR considers long-term intake of larger amounts of nitrate or nitrite to be problematic.

"The nitrate and nitrite intake in humans should therefore be reduced as much as possible," said the experts. (ad)

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