Recall of five gluten-free food product references
The Ekibio company is recalling five references of gluten-free food products from its range “My gluten-free life”, Announced the General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) on its website. This recall recall follows the discovery of a dangerous substance, ethylene oxide.
In detail, these are the following products: Mix ‘pastry 500g, Mix’ millet bread and seeds 500g, Mix ‘buckwheat bread 500g, Mix’ pie dough with green lentil flour 400g, Mix ‘bread crumb with quinoa flour 500g. Lot numbers, date of minimum durability and EAN barcode are available on the DGCCRF website.
“It is recommended that people who hold these products not to consume them and to return them to the point of sale where they were purchased in order to be reimbursed”, specifies the DGCCRF.
Recall of a food supplement containing blond psyllium
Another food product is affected by potential ethylene oxide contamination. This is a food supplement based on four plants, including blond psyllium, to facilitate intestinal transit.
Appointed “Hygiaflore Psyllium bio transit”, the product is in the form of a box of 100 capsules, Super Diet brand. It bears the batch number 70052, the optimal use-by date of 12/2022, and the EAN code 3428881118206. Again, it is recommended that people who hold this product not to consume it and to bring it back to the point of sale. sale where it was purchased for reimbursement.
What is Ethylene Oxide
Note that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified ethylene oxide in group 1, that is to say among the carcinogenic agents known to humans. Ethylene oxide is a colorless gas which has the characteristic smell of ether. It is used as a synthetic intermediate and as a sterilizing agent in the chemical industry, the food industry, the pharmaceutical sector and the sterilization of medico-surgical equipment.
Within the European Union, the use of ethylene oxide has been banned since 2011 as a product for the protection of food and feed. For a food product to be authorized for sale, it must not exceed the mere 0.05 milligrams of ethylene oxide per kilogram.