Tropane alkaloids detected in crisps
The Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety and an organic food company inform of a recall. Substances that can cause symptoms when eaten have been detected in two types of crisps. We therefore advise you not to consume the articles concerned.
In the interest of preventive consumer protection, the company Alnatura is launching a recall for the two products "Alnatura Mais-Chips Natur" and "Alnatura Mais-Chips Paprika" with all expiry dates from August 9, 2022 until the month August inclusive. 17, 2022.
Weeds have entered the crop
As reported by the company Alnatura, increased amounts of so-called tropane alkaloids have been detected in the articles concerned. These are ingredients of certain plants that grow between crops and can therefore end up in the harvest.
Consumption may cause symptoms
According to the manufacturer, consumption can lead to "temporary health impairments", such as nausea, drowsiness and headaches. The chips affected by the recall have already been pulled from store shelves, Alnatura assures us in a recall newsletter on the company's website.
Consumers who have already purchased the above products can exchange them at the respective point of sale.
Where were the chips sold?
Alnatura sells organic food in retail and pharmacies. The company also has its own chain of organic supermarkets, Alnatura Super Natur Markt.
According to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety, corn chips were mainly marketed in the Länder of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Hamburg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate , Saarland, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia. (vb)
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Graduate editor (FH) Volker Blasek
Sources:Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Recall of Alnatura organic corn chips Alnatura natural and organic paprika corn chips (published: 30/06/2022), food warning.de
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot substitute a visit to the doctor.