Every week in France, dozens of everyday products are recalled due to contamination or malfunctions. We take stock of the reminders for the week of December 5 to 9.
Many reasons can lead manufacturers to request the recall of some of their products. For consumables, there may be health risks. For example, suspicions of contamination by bacteria such as salmonella or E. Coli, which can lead to serious food poisoning. Foreign bodies can also inadvertently end up in the product and justify a preventive recall. It can also be cases of defective labeling: unspecified allergens, packaging error… Consumables are not the only ones subject to recalls. Everyday objects can also be affected. These are often cases of malfunctioning electrical devices or manufacturing defects in children’s toys that can make them dangerous. Don’t be unduly alarmedbut it is prudent to keep informed of product recalls in order to limit the risks.
Generally, these are indicated on small posters near the checkouts in supermarkets. The government has also set up a website which makes it possible to know which are the latest incriminated products. rappel.conso.gouv.fr. On this platform you can find an explanatory technical sheet, which lists the lots concerned, and sometimes even gives a contact number for further information. But with sometimes several dozen products recalled per week, it’s hard to find it! We have prepared a summary of the product recalls for the week of December 5 to 9.
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The list of products recalled the week of December 5 to 9, 2022
This week many products have been recalled. We give you a summary of the most important ones. This week, many children’s products are affected.
- Organic coconut sugar sold in bulk at Super U, Intermarché and Auchan, containing an undeclared allergen
- Ground ginger from the Bovida brand, containing Bacillus cereus bacteria that can cause poisoning.
- A Barnabé brand pacifier clip likes coffee, small parts of which could be swallowed by a baby.
- Bulgur curry patties from Thiriet, recalled due to the possible presence of stones in the product.
If you’ve purchased any of these products, don’t panic. At first do not consume them, or do not use them anymore. Destroy them, or bring them back to stores. In the vast majority of cases, you will be able to receive compensation in the form of a refund if your product is indeed part of the offending batch. If you have already consumed one of the products containing bacteria dangerous to health and you experience symptoms, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.