Recall of a Batch of New Nordic Blueberry Eyebright Plus Food Supplement due to Presence of the Unauthorised Pesticide Ethylene Oxide

Friday, 3 September 2021

Summary
Category 2:

For Information

Alert Notification:

2021.79

Product:

New Nordic Blueberry Eyebright Plus Food Supplement, Mega 30 tablets

Batch Code:

92628; Best Before Date: 04-2024

 

Country Of Origin:

Sweden

Message:

The above batch of New Nordic Blueberry Eyebright Plus Food Supplement is being recalled due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide in a batch of the ingredient calcium carbonate used in its production. Calcium carbonate can be considered as a mineral or as an approved food colourant (E 170) in the EU depending on its technological function in the food. Ethylene oxide is a pesticide that is not permitted for use in foods sold in the EU but is approved for use by other countries outside the EU. The consumption of foods containing ethylene oxide does not pose an acute risk to health, but there is an increased health risk if foods contaminated with ethylene oxide are consumed over a long period of time. Therefore, exposure to ethylene oxide needs to be minimised and contaminated product must be removed from the market. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

 

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