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Recall at dm: Detergent discovered in baby fruit food


Because of the contained cleaning agent: drugstore dm calls back baby food

The drugstore chain dm has recalled the article "babylove strawberry & raspberry in apple 190g, after the 4th month". Residues of a chlorine-containing cleaning agent were discovered in the product. Chlorine chemicals can affect human health.

Detergent residues in baby food

The drugstore chain dm is recalling the article "babylove strawberry & raspberry in apple 190g, after the 4th month". Only the goods with the best before date (BBD) 05.07.19 are affected. This can easily be seen on the edge of the lid. As the company reports in a message, residues of a chlorine-containing cleaning agent were found in a glass during self-checks. "This recall is made because it cannot be ruled out that other glasses with the above-mentioned best before date could have increased chlorate levels," says dm.

Iodine intake can be blocked

"Chlorate can occur in food as a result of the use of chlorinated water in food processing or the disinfection of food processing plants," the message says.

"High chlorate intake in a single day could be toxic to humans and can limit the blood's ability to absorb oxygen and lead to kidney failure," writes the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The substance can also temporarily block iodine uptake in the thyroid. According to health experts, this is particularly problematic for children, pregnant women and people with an underactive thyroid.

Chlorine toxins accumulate in the body

Last but not least, chlorine organics are mostly difficult to degrade and accumulate strongly in the body. This was also shown in the Greenpeace study "Chlorine makes you sick", which states:

“Chlorine toxins can cause cancer, infertility, child malformations, hormone disorders, immune damage, damage to the nervous system and damage to various organs.

dm asks customers who bought the product with the above-mentioned expiry date not to consume it and to bring it back to the dm markets unopened or opened. The purchase price will be refunded. (ad)

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Video: Baby food on recall list (September 2020).