There are countless food recalls. From Kinder chocolates to iced Buitoni pizzas, including cubes and Jardin Bio cheese. For more than a year, more than 4,000 product recall processes have been recorded. This is over 250 reminders per month.
Honey is known to be a very pure and natural product. Its composition makes it an indestructible food. Indeed, due to its very low water content and acidity, bacteria can not grow in honey. Unless modified with added sugar (which is a scam within the European Union), honey is actually a raw material with recognized properties.
In fact, it is very rare for honey to have a nutritional problem. It is even better if you buy it directly from the manufacturer. However, the Rappel Conso website recently reported the recall of two honey reports.
Both products are sold in supermarkets. It does not pose a health risk. Product recall is due to a change in the appearance and taste of the product.
Product recall: this honey is harmless to health
Recalled honey has organoleptic changes. If the term sounds impressive, it simply means that the product will have a different look, feel or even taste different than expected.
However, as the French regulations are very strict, a product that does not comply with the specifications must be recalled. This honey is sold in BESACIER jars.
The first is an organic honey from orange blossoms, 500 gr. The lot is 02/11/2023 L2B and the expiration date is 02/11/2023. The second is the honey from orange blossoms in a jar of 500 gr. Two lots are recalled: 01/10/2024 L3D and 07/07/2023 L3D with respective expiration dates 01/10/2024 and 07/07/2023. However, this honey is subject to revocation without a prefectural decree and based on the voluntary participation of the manufacturer.
So this honey should not be consumed. However, if you have already eaten it, there is no risk to you. We are far from the scandals concerning Buitoni pizzas or Kinder children’s chocolates.
However, if you want a refund, you must return the honey to the store as soon as possible. These reports are sold throughout France. The Leclerc, Auchan, Intermarché and Carrefours Market brands are concerned.
As always, all information is listed in detail on the Rappel Conso.fr website, which lists all recall products. You can also contact Consumer Service at 04 77 67 17 33 (toll free) for further assistance.
Product Reminder: a website accessible to all
To combat this phenomenon and better inform consumers, the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) has finally set up a portal with all product recalls reported in France. This site, rappel.conso.gouv.fr, free and available from Thursday 1 April 2021, is intended to be the only site for alerts for dangerous products.
In this portal, product recalls will be categorized into different topics (food, hygiene-beauty, habitat, home appliances-tools, etc.) with a photo of the product, brand, risk and possibly batch number and / or relevant geographical area.
Medicines, on the other hand, will be absent from this list. Drugs and medical devices will continue to be declared to the National Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM) in accordance with applicable procedures, the Ministry of Economy clarifies.
All this information will be analyzed by the professional himself, who will be obliged to declare all his recalls on this site by filling in a product sheet. Ultimately, everything rests on the shoulders of the companies, which we hope will not be slow to react.