Be careful if you have bought limes in recent days. Several lots sold at Monoprix Casino and Carrefour are withdrawn from sale due to a high pesticide content.
If your shopping basket contained limes in recent days, you should probably bring them back to the store: two product recalls were launched on Thursday, November 23 concerning limes sold in stores. Monoprix, Casino et Carrefour. The fruits contain too many pesticides.
Which lemons are affected by these recalls?
The first alert concerns 500 g fillets of limes, without brand, sold between November 20 and 22 in the fruit and vegetable sections of Monoprix in four departments:
Bouches-du-Rhône (13), Gironde (33), Essonne (91), Val-d’Oise (95).
- GITN : 3458462021540
- Lot : 0963 K20
The second alert concerns green lemons or limes from the SELECTED TREE LIMES brand sold in bulk from November 14 to 21 in the Casino, Monoprix and Carrefour brands, throughout Europe
- Lots K13-K15-K16-K17-K18-K2
Why should these lemons not be eaten?
These lemons are unfit for consumption due to too high a level of pesticides:
“Demonstration of the presence of pesticides not authorized by regulations at a threshold exceeding the maximum residual limit” is in question.
The rate is problematic for health: “Epidemiological studies have suggested links between exposure to pesticides, particularly in a professional environment, and the risk of the appearance of cancerous, neurological pathologies or even reproductive disorders.recalls the Ministry of Agriculture.
It is therefore advisable to no longer consume the products, return them to the point of sale for a refund or destroy them.
The first recall procedure ends on December 4, the second on December 7.