Drugstore chain dm recalls baby food because of mold risk
The drugstore chain dm has launched a recall for various baby food products. According to company information, increased aflatoxin levels cannot be excluded in the product concerned. These mold poisons can affect health.
Recall due to mold poisons
The drugstore chain dm is recalling various items from the dm brand "babylove". As the company explains in a consumer information, it was determined through internal controls that increased aflatoxin levels cannot be ruled out in individual products. Aflatoxins are mold-borne toxins that can affect health.
Do not consume affected products
The following products are affected by the recall:
- "Babylove pomegranate mango in apple, 190 g, after the 4th month" with the best before date 15.10.2020
- "Babylove peach passion fruit in apple, 190 g, after the 4th month" with the best before date 16.10.2020
- "Babylove strawberry & raspberry in apple, 190 g, after the 4th month" with the best before date 16.10.2020
- "Babylove strawberry-banana in apple with muesli, 90 g, from 1 year (squeeze bag)" with the best before dates 16.10.2020 and 17.10.2020
The best before date (best before date) is easily recognizable on the edge of the lid or on the back of the respective product.
Customers are asked not to consume the affected products and to return them to the dm stores unopened or already opened. The purchase price will be refunded.
"Aflatoxins are metabolic products that are formed by various molds," says the consumer information.
Mold, for example, can form due to incorrect storage.
Aflatoxins "can impair health if they are ingested over a longer period of time," says dm.
According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), aflatoxins are "among the strongest poisons and carcinogenic substances found in nature".
According to the experts, aflatoxins have shown carcinogenic effects (especially liver cancer) in animal experiments.
And in humans "a possible connection with the hepatitis virus B is discussed when liver cancer occurs".
As the institute reports on its website, the mold poisons are “heat-stable and are only partially destroyed when cooking or baking. They can be taken in with food or with polluted air. ”(Ad)