The organic food manufacturer Alnatura is launching a product recall for jarred chickpeas. Apparently foreign glass objects got into individual glasses during production. There is therefore a risk of injury when consumed.
All “Alnatura chickpeas” in the 330 gram jar with the batch number L0322/14 are affected by the recall (the batch number is printed on the edge of the lid). Alnatura advises consumers not to consume chickpeas with the corresponding batch number.
Where were the chickpeas sold?
In addition to its own organic supermarket chain, Alnatura sells food in retail stores and drugstores. According to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, the chickpeas were available almost nationwide.
Drop off chickpeas at the relevant shopping location
According to customer information from Alnatura about the recall, all products from the batch with the final number 14 have already been removed from store shelves. Customers who have already purchased the affected chickpeas can return them to the relevant shopping location and receive a replacement.
Danger from glass foreign bodies
Glass foreign bodies in food can cause many different injuries, depending on their shape, size and sharpness. Starting with puncture and cut injuries to the hands during processing, to injuries in the mouth and throat or on the teeth, to internal injuries cannot be connected.
How did the glass foreign bodies get into the chickpeas?
According to Alnatura, the company is currently investigating the incident in detail to find out how the glass foreign bodies got into the chickpeas and to ensure that such incidents do not occur again in the future. (vb)