Lactalis 385,000 CZ reminds us of Kunín Pohár dairy sweets from Czech stores.
The examination found traces of ethylene oxide – a pesticide banned in the European Union. This report was reported by the State Veterinary Service of the Czech Republic.
We’re talking about 150 grams of chocolate, strawberry, raspberry and apricot flavors, which expire on July 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and 29, 2021.
Customers are required to inspect the refrigerators and return them to the place of purchase. Sweets with different flavors and good expiration dates, no problem.
Ethylene oxide is widely used to sterilize objects and instruments used in surgery and medical devices, but it is not approved for use in food in Europe. Its use as a biocide was banned in Europe due to the risks of poisoning.
It is also not approved by the EU as an active ingredient in plant protection products.
However, since September 2020, the European RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) has announced the entry into European countries of several foods contaminated with ethylene oxide.
As of January 1, ethylene oxide is responsible for more than 1,000 food safety alerts. While EU countries issued most chemical recalls or warnings, more than half of their food safety notices indicated that the country of origin was “unknown”.
This year, the top five categories of foods identified in food safety warnings due to ethylene oxide were:
- Grain and bakery products
- Nuts and seeds
- frozen desserts
- Milk and dairy products
- Ready meals and snacks
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