Carcinogenic: This margarine is being recalled
Nergiz Großmarkt GmbH warns of a margarine with toxic ingredients and is launching a product recall because consumption can have health consequences.
Whether as a spread, for baking or as frying fat: Margarine is a standard food in almost every household, and the product is particularly popular with vegans as a butter substitute. But caution is now required with a very specific margarine and consumers should quickly check whether the pack in their fridge is one of the recalled products containing toxins.
This margarine is being recalled by the manufacturer
The margarine is the 1-kilo can of “Vita Vegetable Margarine Pure Vegetable Ghee” from the Nergiz brand. The substance “glycidol” was found in the product. This can occur during the manufacturing process when unpleasant flavors are removed from the vegetable fat. The substance is carcinogenic and also irritates mucous membranes and skin, which can lead to serious injuries to the cornea of the eye. A stimulation of the nervous system with subsequent depression cannot be ruled out, which is why the margarine should not be consumed under any circumstances. The products affected by the recall include the following batch:
- Product: Vita vegetable margarine Pure vegetable ghee
- Manufacturer: Nergiz Grossmarkt GmbH
- 1 kg can
- Best before date: 05/09/2024
- Production date: 05/09/2022
- Lot identifier: PN: 119
Other products and batches are not hazardous to health and can still be consumed without hesitation. Customers who have bought the product can return it to the branch without presenting the receipt and the purchase price will be refunded.
Sources used: chip.de, Lebensmittelarning.de, bfr.bund.de