Product recall: coffee may contain carcinogenic compounds

Product recall: coffee may contain carcinogenic compounds

Coffee beans distributed throughout Europe are subject to a recall. It would contain potentially carcinogenic compounds. Discover the affected lots.

Coffee beans: the products concerned

Pure origin Ethiopia Moka Sidamo Arabica coffee beans are subject to a recall. Discover the characteristics of the products concerned:

  • Food / Cocoa, coffee and tea ARABICA PURE ORIGIN ETHIOPIA MOKA SIDAMO BEANS 1KG
  • Brand: CAFE MICHEL
  • Model or reference: ARABICA PURE ORIGIN ETHIOPIA MOKA SIDAMO GRAINS 1KG
  • • GTIN 3483981000844 Lot 2235306 Minimum durability date 06/18/2024
  • Packaging: 1KG plastic bag
  • Marketing date: 02/01/2023
  • End of marketing date: 01/31/2023
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: -CAFE MICHEL I TERRA ETICA -ZODIO -FAIR FAIR GROCERIE LILLE -LE TERROIR D’AMELIE -SAVEUR EXPRESS’O -LE RING -LES COMPTOIRS DE LA BIO NÎMES

What should you do if you have purchased this product?

This coffee was recalled because it was found to contain mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH). Two categories of potentially dangerous oils can be found in foods: MOAH (mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons), suspected of being carcinogenic and mutagenic, and MOSH (mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons).

The potential impact of MOH on human health varies widely; so-called “aromatic” MOAHs can act as genotoxic carcinogens (i.e. they can damage DNA, the genetic material of cells, and also cause cancer), while some “saturated” MOHs can accumulate in human tissues and cause adverse effects on the liver; children would be particularly at risk.

There are currently no regulatory limit values ​​for the evaluation of mineral oil residues in foods but the precautionary principle is applied here.

You are therefore asked not to/no longer consume this product, to destroy it or to return it to the point of sale to be reimbursed until the end of the recall procedure: April 20, 2024.