On march 2022, the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) has issued several reminders on bouillon cubes. This is the brand Organic garden etic. Indeed, packaging is very bad for health. Because they may contain traces of mineral oils (MOH), known to be toxic to health, following a packaging defect.
If you have these two lots at home, be careful: 10082022 and 221110. These lots were sold over the period from 04/12/2021 to 12/03/2021 in supermarkets such as Franprix, Intermarché, or Casino.
Massive reminder: But you may have also bought this product on the internet, such as on the Léa Nature website. The latter warns its consumers: “Recommendations to consumers: All products have been withdrawn from sale. However, some of these products were marketed before the withdrawal measure. People who hold these products are therefore asked not to consume them. And bring them back to the place of purchase. Certainly, the products do not present an immediate danger. But they do not meet thresholds to ensure long-term safety.”
Even organic products are affected!
And last February, it was the turn of the bouillon cubes of the Auchan brand to undergo a recall. Indeed, the Auchan Pouce brand cubes in the Dehydrated beef broth x12 category of lot 0927Y1 could contain a toxic product.
Massive recall: In the event that you have purchased a product from this batch without having eaten it yet, bring it back as soon as possible to any Picard store. If you no longer have a receipt, don’t panic! You don’t need it to get reimbursed. On the other hand, if you have already eaten this dish, be sure to consult a doctor or the anti-poison center in your area if you see the slightest problem appear.
Apart from product recalls, care must also be taken to follow good hygiene rules at home to avoid the risk of food poisoning. In fact, poisoning results from the ingestion of bacteria or viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals.
First of all, you have to follow a few common sense rules. Before cooking, always go through a good hand washing with soap. And be careful: if during the preparation of your dishes, you have to touch the trash, then you will have to think about re-washing your hands! Another basic reflex: you must also provide a cutting board for each type of food (meat, raw fish, vegetables).
Massive reminder: The right reflex to adopt!
Microorganisms can quickly take up residence in your fridge. So it is better to do everything so that they do not feel like in a good cozy nest. First, get rid of all unnecessary packaging like boxes around yogurt pots. Cardboard attracts moisture and microorganisms.
Then always place the most delicate foods. Namely meat and fish, in the coldest area of the refrigerator, that is to say in the bottom tray. It is also advisable to avoid putting a raw food side by side with a cooked food. For leftovers, they must be kept in airtight containers. Of course, you should clean your refrigerator regularly and never accumulate too much food inside!
As for the freezer, it’s ideal. Because bacteria cannot multiply at such low temperatures. On the other hand, never make the mistake of refreezing a frozen dish! And consume a defrosted dish within 3 days maximum. With all these good reflexes, you should eliminate any risk of food poisoning.