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Recall at Penny: carcinogenic mold poison found in figs


On sale at Penny: the manufacturer is calling figs back because of the risk of mold

Kavo Produktions GmbH from Seevetal in Lower Saxony has started a recall for the article "Simply Sunny Feigen (250 g)" produced in July 2017. A carcinogenic mold poison had been found in the dried figs sold by Penny, the food discounter.

Recall for dried figs

Kavo Produktions GmbH from Seevetal (Lower Saxony) is recalling the article "Simply Sunny Feigen (250 g)" produced in July 2017. According to a message from the company, the recall only affects the goods with the data printed on the back of the packaging: batch 39677 and MHD July 2018.

Mold poison found

"As part of a control, the mold ochratoxin was found in a single sample of this product," writes the wholesaler.

The portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de" of the federal states and the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety reports that the "maximum content for ochratoxin A" has been exceeded.

The company advises that the above batch should no longer be used. Other articles and other best-before dates are not affected.

Customers who have bought the corresponding product from Penny can return it for a refund of the purchase price without presenting the receipt.

Carcinogenic and genotoxic

"Ochratoxin A is classified as carcinogenic and genotoxic," explains the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) on its website.

“It is also a neurotoxin, has a harmful effect on the fruit and attacks the immune system. The main target organ is the kidney, ”it continues.

According to the LGL, the International Agency for the Research in Cancer (IARC) classified ochratoxin A as potentially carcinogenic to humans.

For at least one animal species (mice and rats), according to the experts, it turned out to be the cause of the development of cancer. (ad)

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