Grocery stores are in turmoil once again! We’ve had a number of product recalls over the past few weeks. There is one more to add to the list! This is a very popular sauce… The Objeko editorial team tells you all about it in this article.
Product recalls: Grocery stores in turmoil
Things haven’t been great for French grocery stores lately! Product recalls are incredibly common. Which raised great doubts about the reliability of the food industry. Objeko also returns to this point at the bottom of the page.
French supermarket chains are all the more targeted by consumers as the latest products, threatened by a recall, are among children’s favourites. We naturally think of children’s chocolates infected with listeriosis or Buitoni pizzas infected with E.coli bacteria. These two products have contaminated many children, some of whom are in serious condition and have been hospitalized.
Objeko recently told you about the case of little Léna, 12, who contracted a Buitoni pizza and is now in a vegetative state. Let’s not forget the many batches of raw milk cheeses that are constantly being recalled from supermarkets. Worse, Intermarché stores rioted with a massive recall of sugar cubes containing… glass! Imagine the damage that can do. There is something to be afraid of…
Stores are recalling this contaminated soy sauce
And it’s a new food product that’s adding to the list of in-store recalls. This is Silver Swan brand soy sauce packaged in 1 liter bottles. According to the government website rappel.conso.gouv.fr. The affected lots were marketed between January 17 and March 1, 2022 (GTIN 79809001624 Lot 2022017483).
Silver Swan Soy Sauce is mainly sold in stores specializing in Asian products. It is also usually appreciated by food professionals such as sushi restaurants.
This offensive sauce is contaminated with the chemical 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD). This, which forms naturally during the refining of products such as soy or certain oils, is dangerous to kidney health and fertility. This substance is all the more dangerous in children and infants. If you bought this batch of Silver Swan Soy Sauce, return it to the store ASAP for a refund or throw it straight in the trash! Above all, do not consume! If you have any doubts that you have consumed this soy sauce, do not hesitate to contact your doctor for more information on what to do.
Product recall: who is to blame?
Few things damage the reputation of a supermarket brand like a product recall. It is indeed a breach of trust that a consumer has in the brand. Especially since the latter base all their communication on the quality of their products and their commitments to manufacturers. So you can imagine a massive product recall throwing his claims into question!
The reasons are very often the same. Most of the time it’s a simple labeling problem: allergenic ingredient missing from ingredients list, poor use-by date labeling…
More seriously, some product recalls are due to contamination during production: presence of glass, metal or plastic in the product, or infestation with microbes or viruses. In this second case, the consequences for the health of a large number of consumers can be very serious! Supermarket brands and manufacturers are doing everything they can to get the message across as clearly and to as many people as possible. The Rappel Conso platform is also intended to facilitate the exchange of information at national level.
There are times when product recalls increase: National Holidays. Crucial times like the end-of-year celebrations are overflowing with memories of all kinds. And the blame lies not directly with the supermarkets, but with the producers. In fact, the problems occur at the production site level or even at the farm level. Caution is advised during the celebrations of Easter and Ramadan…