Recall: drogerie Markt dm takes rice due to fungal toxins from the shelves

Callback in dm: Increased Aflatoxin levels in the organic long grain rice

The drugstore chain dm has started a recall for the article “dmBio long-grain rice nature”. It cannot be excluded that in the product increased Aflatoxin levels. These fungal toxins can affect health.

Impairment of the health

The drugstore chain dm calls back to the article “dmBio long-grain rice nature”. Is concerned, the goods with a minimum shelf life data (MHD) 26.10.2019 and 23.11.2019. The MHD is easy to see on the side of the packaging. “The reason for the recall: It can not be excluded that products with the above-mentioned MHD increased Aflatoxin levels are available”, writes the company in a statement. Aflatoxins are formed by moulds poisons, which can impair the health.

Affected product do not consume

The customers are asked not to consume the product with the above best before date and unopened or has already dawned in the dm-markets to bring back.

The purchase price will be refunded.

Cancer-Causing Substances

“Aflatoxins are metabolic products that are formed by various mold fungi,” explains dm-drogerie Markt in the message.

“Mold can form, for example, due to insufficient drying or improper storage,” it says.

According to the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) aflatoxins substances “of the strongest naturally occurring toxins and carcinogenic”.

According to the experts aflatoxins have been shown in animal experiments carcinogenic effects (especially liver cancer).

And the people will be discussed “in the Occurrence of liver cancer, a possible connection with the Hepatitis B Virus”.

As the Institute reported on its website, the mould fungus toxins “heat-stable and are destroyed when you cook or bake only in small part. They can be taken with food, or with polluted air.“ (ad)