After pizza, cheese, chocolate and sugar, it is now a recalled food product at Carrefour. Can we talk about a food scandal? In any case, this is a cause for concern among consumers. We tell you everything.
Food scandals follow each other
Food scandals have followed each other in recent weeks. In fact, in March 2022, Buitoni Fraîch’Up’s frozen pizza was recalled as a precaution. The reason is that the French health authorities consider them to be the cause of several serious cases of E. coli contamination of children in France.
However, on April 6, 2022, no less than 24,000 cheeses were recalled from the Fromageries de Normandie (Lactalis group). These are raspberry, colomiere, camembert and small camembert of the brands Normanville, Bonn Normand, Bakerets, Greindorg, Traditions de Normandy. Health authorities have identified a “potential source of contamination” for the bacteria responsible for listeriosis.
During the same period, the Ferrero Group also recalled chocolate from its Arlon factory in Belgium. These were Kinder products from Kinder Surprise, Kinder Schoko-bons, Kinder Mini-Eggs, Kinder Mix, Kinder Happy Moments and Kinder Surprise 100g sets. Retrieved by the discovery of a link between the plant and the poisoning of European children with salmonella.
Consumers are worried
Also in April, the Intermarché Group recalled sugar sold by Top Budget after revealing broken glass in said products. Today, the headlines made headlines for Carrefour sales. In fact, these products may contain foreign bodies whose ingestion can have serious health consequences.
These consecutive withdrawals are worrying consumers. Thus, since March 2021, there have been 4,377 incompatible or dangerous food references.
Who would have thought that in 2022, children will get sick because of chocolate, pizza or sausages bought in supermarkets. Since the baby dairy products scandal of giant Lactalis that occurred in 2017, censorship of food products has intensified. In addition, the principle of caution was applied more stringently.
Carrefour stores recall products
On April 27, 2022, the Carrefour brand launched an alert regarding the collar being sold in its stores. However, a consumer reminder notes that these chicken collars are sold in pairs in 200-gram cans. It bears the number 29022095B and expires 04/30/2022. These products may contain plastic that may cause “adverse effects after ingestion”.
This rollback is done right after the other one that affects the sausage. However, it is a real Jesus Leon sausage from the brand Reflets de France (600g bag). Sold between March 14 and April 21, 2022 in Carrefour brand stores.
The references are as follows:
– batch 205080
– Global Item Number (GTIN) 3560071431839
– Date of use, April 29, 2022
If you still have it in your closet, avoid eating it. Finally, return it to the Carrefour store for a refund.
What will happen to Carrefour? questionable control…
The controversy over food product control is coming back to the fore due to these many health scandals. Some associations believe that the self-monitoring system entrusted to manufacturers is no longer sufficient.
Since the scandal of Lactalis and Ferrero and others, the leaders in their markets, trust in these large multinationals has collapsed. Many are calling for reform, such as Karen Jacquemart, director general of the Consumer Advocacy Association.
For the latter, the succession of these health scandals is evidence of the failure of the monitoring system itself. Quentin Guillemin, president of the Child Health Association, points out that there is no oversight exercised by health authorities.
“No lesson learned!” The real controls that health authorities exercise over these factories no longer exist,” Quentin Gilliman laments.