Product recalls: these zucchini full of pesticides should not be eaten

Product recalls: these zucchini full of pesticides should not be eaten

Zucchini sold throughout Europe are being recalled due to excessive doses of pesticides. They should not be consumed.

Be careful if you bought zucchini at ALDI. A batch is withdrawn from points of sale due to exceeding the authorized pesticide limits.

What products are affected?

These zucchini concerned bear the references:

  • Food / Fruits and vegetables Fillet zucchini 1Kg
  • Brand: ALDI
  • Model or reference: Fillet zucchini 1Kg
    • • GTIN 26061689 Lot Lot 1086-062
  • Packaging: 1Kg fillet
  • Marketing date: 03/04/2024
  • End of marketing date: 08/03/2024
  • Storage temperature: Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Geographical sales area: entire Europe
  • Distributors: ALDI

What procedure to follow?

In all cases, the process is the same. The government website Rappel Conso advises no longer consuming vegetables, destroying them or returning them to points of sale for reimbursement before the end date of the procedure 03/31/2024. A contact number has been set up: 04 68 68 41 56

What are the health risks ?

This recall is taking place due to exceeding the MRL and ARfd of pesticides. The compounds were not specified in the health alert.

  • The maximum residue limit (MRL) defines the maximum concentration permitted without risk to health even if this quantity is consumed every day for the entire life of the individual.
  • The Acute reference dose (ARfD) defines the maximum quantity of substance which can be ingested by the consumer for a short period, without risk of dangerous effects for their health. Up to this concentration, there is no risk if consumed all at once or over a short period. Crossing this threshold does not necessarily lead to the appearance of dangerous health effects. The threshold is therefore defined according to a health protective approach.