Product recall: ground black pepper may contain carcinogenic compounds

Product recall: ground black pepper may contain carcinogenic compounds

Ground pepper sold at Simpl (Carrefour) is the subject of a recall. It would contain potentially carcinogenic compounds. Discover the affected lots.

Ground black pepper: the products concerned

Discover the characteristics of the products concerned:

  • Food / Herbs and spices Ground black pepper 100g
  • Brand: Simpl (Carrefour)
  • Model or reference: Simpl brand ground black pepper 100g (Carrefour)
    • • GTIN 5400101062696 Lot L4: P181621 Minimum durability date 01/01/2026
    • • GTIN 5400101062696 Lot L4: P182299 Minimum durability date 01/01/2026
  • Packaging: plastic box
  • Marketing date: 02/03/2023
  • End of marketing date: 01/18/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: Carrefour

Ground black pepper recall

What should you do if you have purchased this product?

This ground black pepper 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.

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: March 18, 2024. The contact number for consumers is the 0805500120.