Carrefour food scandal: Here are all the details about this much-discussed product on social media.
After pizzas, cheeses, chocolates and sugar, here is a food product that was affected by the recall. Can we talk about a health scandal? In any case, it has reasons to worry consumers. We tell you everything.
Food scandals follow one another
Food scandals have been raging in recent weeks in all supermarkets. Indeed, in March 2022, the frozen Fraîch’Up pizzas from the Buitoni brand were recalled as a precautionary measure. The reason is that they have been considered by the French health authorities as the cause of many serious cases of infection of children with the bacterium E. coli in France.
On April 6, 2022, at least 24,000 cheeses were recalled from Fromageries de Normandie (Lactalis group). This concerned briquettes, coulomés, camemberts and small camemberts from the brands Normanville, Bon Normand, Pâquerettes, Graindorge, Traditions de Normandie. Health authorities have identified a “possible source of infection” of the bacterium responsible for listeriosis.
At the same time, the Ferrero group also recalled chocolates from its factory in Arlon, Belgium. These were Kinder products from the Kinder Surprise, Kinder Schoko-bons, Kinder Mini-Eggs, Kinder Mix, Kinder Happy Moments and Kinder Surprise 100g series. The recall was prompted by the discovery of a link between the plant and the poisoning of European children with salmonella.
Recall of food products
Also in April, the Intermarché group recalled the sugar sold by Top Budget after finding broken glass in those products. Today, it is the cordons bleus sold by Carrefour that make the news. Indeed, these products will contain foreign bodies whose ingestion could have serious health consequences.
These successive recalls are causing concern among consumers. As of March 2021, there have been 4,377 non-compliant or hazardous food reports.
Who would have imagined that in 2022 children would get sick from chocolates, pizzas or sausages they bought in the supermarket. Since the dairy scandal for children produced by the giant Lactalis in 2017, food controls have intensified. In addition, the precautionary principle has been more strictly applied.
Carrefour stores recall products
On April 27, 2022, the Carrefour brand issued a notice about blue laces being sold in its stores. The recall indicates that it is a cordon bleu chicken that is sold in pairs in a box of 200 gr. It is numbered 29022095B and their expiration date is set at 30/04/2022. These products may contain plastic which may cause “adverse effects after ingestion”.
This recall follows another recall concerning sausages. This is the Veritable Jesus of Lyon sausage from the brand Reflets de France (600 gr bag). Sold between March 14 and April 21, 2022 in branded stores.
# PRODUCT WITHDRAWAL
True Jesus of Lyon – Reflections of France
Dangers: Inert (glass, metal, plastic, paper, fabric, etc.)
Cause: risk of foreign bodieshttps: //t.co/qaS2hlgrgK pic.twitter.com/gjhKBoGSXy
– Consumption reminder (@ Consumption reminder) April 25, 2022
The references are as follows:
Universal Item Number (GTIN) 3560071431839
Expiration date: April 29, 2022
If you have anything left in your cupboards, do not use it. Return them to the store for a refund.
A debatable control
What will happen now at Carrefour?
The debate over the control of food products is coming back to the fore due to the numerous health scandals. Some associations believe that the self-monitoring system entrusted to manufacturers is no longer sufficient.
From the scandal of Lactalis, Ferrero etc. who are the leaders in their respective markets, confidence in these major multinationals has collapsed. Many are calling for reform, such as Karine Jacquemart, director general of the Consumer Protection Association.
For the latter, the succession of these health scandals is proof of the failure of the control system itself. As for Quentin Gillileman, president of the Association for the Health of Children, he points out the lack of control by the health authorities.
“There was no lesson! “The real controls by the health authorities of these factories no longer exist,” regrets Quentin GUILLEMAIN.