The drugstore chain dm launched a recall campaign for rice cakes because the product could be contaminated with mold toxins. Due to possible health risks, consumption is strongly discouraged.
The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) and the dm-drogerie markt GmbH + Co. KG inform about a recall campaign for the product “dmBio raspberry rice cakes from the 8th month, 35 g”. The cause is potential contamination with mold toxins.
Possible exposure to aflatoxin
For reasons of precautionary consumer protection, the article “dmBio raspberry rice cakes from the 8th month, 35 g” with the best before date 04.06.2024 batch “NL 157” will be recalled, according to the BVL. The information can be found on the back of the packaging. Only the rice cakes with the specified best before date and the corresponding batch number are affected by the recall.
These rice cakes are being recalled due to potential contamination with aflatoxin (Image: food-warning.de)
According to the BVL, it cannot be ruled out that the rice cakes have increased aflatoxin levels. Aflatoxins are toxins produced by certain molds that pose various health risks, especially when ingested over a long period of time.
According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), aflatoxins can cause kidney damage, liver damage and kidney and liver cancer. A very high intake can also lead to acute health impairments, which, however, is extremely rare, according to the BfR.
Do not eat rice cakes
In view of the potential health risk, the rice cakes were immediately withdrawn from sale and people are asked not to consume them, reports the BVL. The product can be returned unopened or already opened in the dm stores and the purchase price will of course be refunded. (fp)