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Flea Reminder: Detection of Harmful Tropane Alkaloids

The manufacturer Santa Maria has issued a recall for the product "Santa Maria Bio Salted Tortilla Chips (Salted Organic Crispy Corn Totilla Chips)". The reason for this measure: Harmful tropane alkaloids have been detected in the article.

The company Importhaus Wilms / Impuls GmbH & Co. KG informed in a letter about the recall of the manufacturer Santa Maria. As a result, the item "Santa Maria Bio Salted Tortilla Chips (Salted Organic Crispy Corn Totilla Chips)" is being recalled.

As a precaution, do not eat the fries

According to the reminder letter that the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) published on its portal "", all non-perishable products with an expiry date (MHD) until March 30, 2023 are affected by the recall.

According to the information, tropane alkaloids were detected in the mentioned chips during an inspection.

The letter indicates that the product complies with the applicable European legislation. However, if intake exceeds moderate amounts, the RDI may be exceeded.

As a precaution, consumers who have purchased this item should not consume the product, but return it to their place of purchase.

Health problems

Tropane alkaloids are natural plant compounds. These toxins are contained, among other things, in weeds that can grow on corn growing surfaces and can enter food during harvest.

Due to their toxicity, these substances can lead to health problems, explains the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (BLV) on its website.

Tropane alkaloids therefore have an effect on heart rate and the central nervous system even at low doses. For example, symptoms such as drowsiness, headaches and nausea are described.

According to experts, tropane alkaloids can cause problems in people with cardiovascular problems. (ad)

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This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot substitute a visit to the doctor.