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Callbacks due to increased sulfite content: manufacturer, expanded food recall currently

Callback for lemon juice concentrate expanded – also lime juice concentrate affected

The Gunz warenhandels GmbH has launched a few days ago Piacelli Citrilemon lemon juice concentrate because of the increased sulfite content. Now the recall has been expanded massively. Meanwhile, goods are to be associated with another MHD, as well as the lime juice concentrate in the sale facility.

Meanwhile, lime juice concentrate is called back

The Gunz warenhandels GmbH from Austria has started a few days ago, a recall for Piacelli Citrilemon lemon juice concentrate, because in a Batch of product that was sold in Germany, a higher sulfite content was found. Now the recall has been expanded. Meanwhile, goods are to be associated with another MHD, as well as the lime juice concentrate in the sale of sites.

Increased sulfite content was not declared

The Gunz warenhandels GmbH won’t return your calls only Piacelli Citrilemon lemon juice concentrate 200 ml (EAN: 9002859018800), but also Piacelli Citrilemon lemon juice concentrate 1 l (EAN: 9002859042744), Piacelli Citrigreen lime juice concentrate 200 ml (EAN: 9002859026270), as well as Piacelli Citrigreen lime juice concentrate 1 l (EAN: 9002859101533).

Of the recall, all of the above products are affected with the minimum shelf-life data, 14.07.2020 – 17.12.2020.

“In the case of the above-mentioned product, an increased sulfite was found to be-content, which is not declared on the label,” writes the company in a notice published on the Portal “lebensmittelwarnung.de” the German länder and of the Federal office for consumer protection.

The consumption of sulfite-containing foods can cause in some people to severe intolerance reactions.

The purchase price will be refunded

The recall applies to the entire Federal territory.

As the company explained, was taken “all the necessary measures to avoid such an incident for the future.”

Buyers will be asked, the affected product to the place of return. The purchase price will be refunded.

Health Complaints

Sulphites are the salts and esters of Sulfurous acid, H2SO3. They are approved for use in many foods as additives and are used as a preservative and as an anti-oxidant.

As the Bavarian state office for health and food safety (LGL) writes on his website, sulfite salts in food of the most people tolerate it well, there’s a body’s own enzyme (sulfite oxidase) facilitates rapid Oxidation to harmless sulfate.

For some people, the consumption of sulfite-containing foods, however, severe incompatibility reactions such as asthmatic reactions.

“This intolerance in particular, a part of the Asthma patients are affected,” reports the LGL.

“Furthermore, it may occur in people with a deficit in the Enzymes sulfite oxidase to health complaints,” according to the experts.

The symptoms of intolerance reactions to sulfite salts resemble those of allergic reactions. (ad)