In recent weeks, recalls of food products continue to surprise us. In March 2022, there was a preventive recall of Fraich’Up frozen pizzas of the Buitoni brand. On April 6, 2022, there was a moving recall of cheeses from Fromageries de Normandie (Lactalis Group).
During the same period, the recall announcement for Ferrero’s Kinder chocolates took place. A week later, the low-cost sugar sold by Top Budget (Intermarché group) had to be recalled because it might contain broken glass.
What products are these?
These are cans of sugar. white in pieces of 1 kg. These are lots marketed between March 7, 2022 and April 5, 2022. As they are products of the Intermarché group brands, they were only marketed in stores with the Musketeer brand.
These are the departments in which these lots were sold:
- Ariège (09)
- Aveiro (12)
- canthal (15)
- Upper Garonne (31)
- Gers (32)
- Lot (46)
- Lot and Garonne (47)
- Tarn (81)
- Tarn et Garonne (82)
These batches of sugar bear the following references:
- GTIN: 3 410 280 043 678
- Batch: 0202 OR 2059 – Timestamp 0:00 to 23:59
The behavior to be
It is obvious that the parts consumption glass is dangerous for the digestive tract. If you have bought one of these boxes, you absolutely should not consume it! Recall Conso justifies this recall by the “risk of injury” and the “undesirable effects after ingestion of this product.”
People who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. You have to throw them away or take them back to the store where they were bought to be reimbursed. Simply contact your store front desk with the box or a photo showing the product’s barcode.
Can we trust the manufacturers?
Given the alarming succession of these health scandals, the NGO Foodwatch launched a press release on April 6, 2022 to warn of the lack of resources of the health authorities in France.
Foodwatch wonders how we can continue to trust giants like Nestlé, Ferrero and Lactalis after the cases of Buitoni, Kinder and Graindorge. Although they are leaders in their market, these agri-food giants are not exempt from all reproaches when it comes to the quality of their products. The NGO points the finger that we have to rely on the self-control of the manufacturers.
“What unfortunately these scandals reveal once again are the failures of the system,” laments Karine Jacquemart, general manager of the consumer defense association.
And in addition to Foodwatch, children’s health association He has also sounded the alarm by denouncing “the constant decline in the number of inspectors and too lax regulations”. For the association, these large waves of successive withdrawals show that the system of “factory self-checks does not work”.
This observation is not new, the association already alerted the public in 2017 when the milk marketed by the Lactalis group caused a scandal due to the presence of salmonella.
” Do not lesson learned! Real controls by the health authorities of these factories are almost non-existent,” laments Quentin GUILLEMAIN, president of the association for children’s health.
The numbers speak for themselves. In ten years, 440 positions have been eliminated within the General Directorate of Competition, Consumption and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF).
In its press release, Foodwatch notes that between 2012 and 2019, the number of food safety inspections fell by a third. For these associations, the question does not arise, the control of these products must be entrusted to the State.
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