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Recall of Batches of Purple Sweet Potatoes from China Due to Presence of Pesticides and Fungicides

Friday, 10 July 2020

Alert Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2020.38
Product Identification: Purple Sweet Potatoes
Batch Code Lot numbers DX20019 and DX20031
Country Of Origin: China

Category 2 Food Alert for Information: Two batches of purple sweet potatoes from China are being recalled due to unauthorised and elevated levels of fungicides and pesticides.


Carbendazim and chlorpyrifos were detected in a batch of purple sweet potatoes, but they are unauthorised for this product in the EU. In addition, prochloraz and thiophanate-methyl were detected above their legal limits. The implicated batches of purple sweet potatoes are recalled due to the presence of these pesticides and fungicides. As the vegetables were sold loose with no batch information, consumers have to check at the place of purchase to determine if they may have the implicated batches.

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