Lidl is currently recalling grapes due to pesticide residues. Consuming the affected product is not recommended. The chemicals found could have negative health effects.
As the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) reports on its portal “www.lebensmittelwarning.de”, the Spanish manufacturer Amaco CIF is informing about a product recall of the product “Dark grapes, seedless, variety: Crimson, origin: Spain, 500g”. The goods were sold at Lidl.
The Spanish company Amaco CIF has launched a recall for the product “Dark grapes, seedless, variety: Crimson, origin: Spain, 500g” with batch L-4103.
According to the information, the pesticide acetamiprid was detected above the legal limit in “dark grapes, seedless, variety: Crimson, origin: Spain, 500g” with batch L-4103.
Therefore, customers should definitely pay attention to the recall and not consume the goods.
The affected product was sold by Lidl in Central Europe in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Lidl has withdrawn the affected product from sale.
The product can be returned to all Lidl branches. The purchase price will be refunded, even without presentation of the receipt.
The manufacturer Amaco CIF apologizes to all those affected for the inconvenience caused.
Effects on the nervous system
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) explains on its website that research suggests that acetamiprid (at higher doses) could damage the developing human nervous system, particularly the brain.
Experts have found that acetamiprid may impair the development of neurons and brain structures that are associated with learning and memory functions. (ad)