Product recall: these flours should not be consumed

Product recall: these flours should not be consumed

According to the government website Rappel Conso, several batches of einkorn flour are subject to product recall. The reason ? The flour has a level of ergot alkaloids, higher than the regulatory threshold, which can cause various health risks.

Marketed by several organic stores throughout Europe, einkorn flour has been recalled. For your health, it is strongly recommended that you no longer consume them. TipsForWomens takes stock of these defective products.

Einkorn flour, be careful!

The incriminated batch has the following references:

  • Food / Cereals and bakery products Einkorn flour
  • Brand: Celnat
  • Model or reference: Einkorn flour in 500g and 5kg packaging
    • • GTIN 3273120020969 Lot 26223 Minimum durability date 09/19/2024
    • • GTIN 3273120024219 Lot 22323 Minimum durability date 05/11/2024
    • • GTIN 3273120024219 Lot 24823 Minimum durability date 06/05/2024
  • Packaging: Plastic bag, net weight 500g Kraft bag, net weight 5kg
  • Marketing date: 08/11/2023
  • End of marketing date: 02/27/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: Accords bio, Botanic, Naturalia, Naturéo, Koalibio, Greenweez, La Fourche, Labellevie and other stores in the specialized organic network delivered by wholesalers

  • Food / Cereals and bakery products SPELLED FLOUR 1KG NATURALIA
  • Brand: NATURALIA
  • Model or reference: SMALL SPELLED FLOUR 1KG NATURALIA
    • • GTIN 3700036906020 Lot 22923 Minimum durability date 08/17/2024
    • • GTIN 3700036906020 Lot 26223 Minimum durability date 09/19/2024
  • Packaging: White plastic film
  • Marketing date: 08/22/2023
  • End of marketing date: 02/29/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: NATURALIA MIGROS (Nature&)

Contaminated flour: what to do with this product?

If you have any of these batches mentioned, it is strongly recommended that you no longer consume them. In fact, these products have a content of ergot alkaloids, higher than the regulatory threshold.

Ergots or sclerotia are formed by a fungus (Claviceps purpurea), parasite of different cereals. The sclerotia or ergots replace the seed and contain alkaloids, in particular lysergic acid from which LSD is derived, toxins responsible for diseases observed in both humans and animals (ergotism).

Ergotism linked to the ingestion of rye ergot is known to be responsible for a slowdown in blood circulation, which caused the alternation of a sensation of great heat and great cold, then gangrene to the extremities of the body. Nervous seizures could also occur. These symptoms have historically given this poisoning the names “Saint Anthony’s fire” or “burning sickness”.

This is why, for your health, you can return the packet of flour you have to the point of sale.

For Celnat flour, you will be offered a refund until the end date of the recall procedure on May 25, 2024. A contact number has been set up: 04 71 03 04 14.

For NATURALIA flour, you will be offered a refund until the end of the recall procedure on April 29, 2024. A contact number has been set up: 08 00 03 40 35.

This is not the first recall concerning this type of flour, another batch was recalled at the beginning of the month.