According to Buitoni and Kinder, these are broth cubes that are being targeted by health authorities, some of which are the subject of recall proceedings. Find out which ones.
These little cubes are an indispensable part of your kitchen. Please note that some of them sold between April 12th and December 3rd are not suitable for consumption. And for good reason, a packaging error can potentially result in contaminants migrating beyond acceptable safety thresholds.
Therefore, the brands ask their customers not to consume these products and to return them to the point of sale as soon as possible for a refund. If you cannot return the product in store, you can also contact customer service on 05 46 52 30 30.
Pack of eight Jardin Bio vegetable broths
Specifically, the product affected by this recall procedure belongs to the Jardin Bio brand. This is the eight-pack of salt-free and gluten-free vegetable broths.
If you bought this product from one of the stores that sell it (Auchan, Carrefour, Casino, Vival, Atac, Spar, Casino, Cora, E.Leclerc, Franprix, Intermarché, Netto, Leader Price, Système U, G20, Coccimarket and Diagonal) between April 12th and December 3rd, do not consume it. These are lots 10082022 and 221110 with the international item code (GTIN) 3760020505936.
If you’ve already consumed some of the offending batches, don’t panic, the government platform that lists product recalls says there’s “no risk of immediate toxicity.”
One platform for all products
From now on there is no longer any risk of finding the offending product on store shelves, but you may still have some at home as the best before dates vary between August 10th and November 10th, 2022.
In April 2021, the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) launched the online platform rappel.conso.gouv.fr to centralize all product recalls.
It contains the products affected by these recalls, classified by topic and accompanied by the brand, the reference (batch number) and the photo of the product. The platform also indicates the risks that arise when consuming the respective product.