Attention mold: recall of rice!

Drugstore chain ” dm ” returns to rice due to mold risk

The drugstore chain dm has started a recall for organic rice. According to the company, could not be excluded that it contains mold, which can affect health.

Elevated Aflatoxin Levels

The drugstore chain dm calls back to the article “dmBio long-grain rice nature” with the minimum shelf life data (MHD) 26.10.2019 and 23.11.2019. “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, dm-drogerie market in consumer information. “These substances can affect the health if taken over a longer period of time,” it says.

Product not consume

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 MHD is easy to see on the side of the packaging.

The purchase price will be refunded.

Carcinogenic Substances

“Aflatoxins are metabolic products that are formed by various mold fungi. Mold can form, for example, due to insufficient drying or improper storage“, – stated in the consumer information.

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)