Recall of rice cakes potentially contaminated with a carcinogenic substance

Be careful if you have puffed rice cakes in your cupboards. Carrefour proceeded on Wednesday to recall two batches sold on its shelves throughout France, and potentially containing a carcinogenic substance, reports

According to the sheet published on the official Rappel Conso website, the products concerned are 100 g sachets of 4-grain puffed rice cakes, marketed by the Carrefour Bio brand. The patties were sold between June 13 and October 18 throughout the country and have a use-by date (DLC) set for June 1 or 2, 2023.

Reason: Potential presence of mycotoxins

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Possible refund

The patties could contain aflatoxins, substances that are potentially carcinogenic and can cause health problems. The ingestion of food “weakly contaminated for several weeks or months” can cause diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and impact the liver, an organ targeted by aflatoxins, explains the Cancer Environnement site relayed by

Consumers are therefore obviously invited not to eat these cakes and to destroy them or bring them back to the store. Customers will be able to obtain a refund until November 18, when the recall procedure ends.

Source: 20minutes