Carrefour food scandal: Here are all the details about this product that is being talked about a lot on social networks.
After pizzas, cheeses, chocolates and sugar, here is a food product affected by a recall. Can we talk about a health scandal? In any case, it has reason to worry consumers. We tell you everything.
Food scandals follow one another
Food scandals have followed one another in recent weeks in all supermarkets. Indeed, in March 2022, Fraîch’Up frozen 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 several serious cases of contamination of children by the E. coli bacterium in France.
On April 6, 2022, no less than 24,000 cheeses from Fromageries de Normandie (Lactalis group) were recalled. This concerned bries, coulommiers, camemberts and small camemberts from the brands Normanville, Bon Normand, Pâquerettes, Graindorge, Traditions de Normandie. Health authorities have identified a “probable source of contamination” 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 lines. The recall was prompted by the discovery of a link between the plant and the poisoning of European children with Salmonella.
Food product recall
Also in April, the Intermarché group recalled the sugar sold by Top Budget following the detection of broken glass in the said products. Today, it is the cordons bleus sold by Carrefour that make the news. Indeed, these products would contain foreign bodies whose ingestion could have serious health consequences.
These successive recalls are causing concern among consumers. Since March 2021, there have been 4,377 non-compliant or dangerous food references.
Who would have thought that in 2022, children would get sick from chocolates, pizzas or sausages bought in the supermarket. Since the scandal of dairy products for children produced by the giant Lactalis which took place in 2017, controls on food products have intensified. In addition to this, the precautionary principle has been applied more strictly.
Carrefour stores recall products
On April 27, 2022, the Carrefour brand launched an alert concerning blue cords that were sold in its stores. The recall indicates that these are chicken cordon bleu sold in pairs in a 200g case. They are numbered 29022095B and their expiry date is fixed at 30/04/2022. These products may contain plastic which may cause “adverse effects after ingestion”.
This recall follows another recall involving sausages. This is the Veritable Jesus of Lyon sausage from the Reflets de France brand (600 g bag). They were sold between March 14 and April 21, 2022 in brand stores.
True Jesus of Lyon – Reflections of France
Risks: Inert (glass, metal, plastic, paper, textile, etc.)
Reason: risk of presence of foreign bodieshttps://t.co/qaS2hlgrgK pic.twitter.com/gjhKBoGSXy
— Consum Reminder (@Consum Reminder) April 25, 2022
The references are as follows:
Global Item Number (GTIN) 3560071431839
Expiry date: April 29, 2022
If you have any left in your cupboards, please do not use them. Return them to the store for a refund.
A debatable control
What will happen now at Carrefour?
The debate on the control of food products is coming back to the fore because of the numerous health scandals. Some associations believe that the self-monitoring system which has been entrusted to industrialists is no longer sufficient.
Since the scandal of Lactalis, Ferrero, etc. who are the leaders in their respective markets, confidence in these large multinationals has collapsed. Many are those who call for reform, such as Karine Jacquemart, director general of the consumer defense association.
For the latter, the succession of these health scandals is proof of the failure of the control system itself. As for Quentin Guillemain, president of the association for children’s health, he points to the lack of control by the health authorities.
“No lesson has been learned! The real controls by the health authorities of these factories no longer exist”, deplores Quentin GUILLEMAIN.