Packets of pistachios recalled due to traces of pesticides

The recall affects products marketed between March 9 and April 8.

A new product has been added to the list of food recalls. These are packets of shelled pistachios, marketed in Grand Frais stores. According to the government site rappel.conso.gouv, these products exceed the maximum residue limits (MRLs) of the EU.

It is the 250 gram packets of pistachios from the B&S Cuisine brand that are concerned. More specifically, it is lot 1006, the use-by date of which is 04/30/2023. These products were sold in Grand Frais stores from March 9 to April 8.

Possible refund request

The site rappel.conso.gouv now recommends to consumers who have bought the sachets in question not to eat the pistachios or to use them in any way. Buyers can destroy them or return them to the point of sale. It is then possible to obtain a refund or an exchange. The recall procedure will extend until Saturday 21 May.

According to a UFC-Que Choisir study published at the end of March, and cited by Capital 50% of fruit and vegetables fromintensive agriculture“tested by the association”are contaminated with pesticides suspected of being carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction or DNA or endocrine disruptors“. The study, based on the analysis of 14,000 samples, reveals the most critical products. In first place come cherries, of which 92% of the samples are contaminated. Next come apples (80%) and rice (55%).

Infections linked to consumer products have been at the heart of the news in recent weeks. Among them, infections after consumption of Buitoni pizzas contaminated with E. coli bacteria, and Kinder chocolates causing cases of salmonellosis. Product recalls are nevertheless regular, and decided by those responsible for placing products on the market, under the general safety obligation linked to the marketing of products.

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