Organic almond and sesame smoked tofu 200 g, with the best-before date: 04.07.2021
Organic almond and sesame smoked tofu 200 g, with the best-before date: 16.07.2021
Organic almond and sesame smoked tofu 200 g, with the best-before date: 25.08.2021
Organic almond and sesame smoked tofu 200 g, with the best-before date: 30.08.2021
Organic almond and sesame smoked tofu 200 g, with the best-before date: 15.09.2021
We urge you to not consume any of these products and to read this carefully!
Reason for the product recall:
As part of our quality and safety standard checks on our manufacturer, the internal quality assurance department of KoRo Handels GmbH was informed that the above mentioned product contains a too high residue of the pesticide ethylene oxide.
Since last autumn, random residue controls for imports from non-EU countries have been increasingly finding residual levels of the pesticide in sesame coming from India once it reached the European market. This is why many companies are currently having to recall their products containing the raw material sesame, and to take them off the market.
Pesticide ethylene oxide:
Ethylene oxide is a plant protection product (pesticide) that is not approved in the EU and is used to protect food such as oil seeds from harmful organisms or pathogens. A high dosage of the substance, used in gaseous form, can cause headaches, dizziness, and nausea in people.
Because of these possible side effects, the use of ethylene oxide as a plant protection product is prohibited in the EU.
One of the raw materials for our tofu, sesame, comes from India; for goods imported to the EU from other countries, the substance's traces which are permitted by the law are low and fixed.
Did you buy one of these products?
For the above stated reason, the products concerned are not suitable for consumption. We have been informed by our supplier that the maximum permitted level of ethylene oxide in the sesame contained in our tofu has been exceeded; therefore, as a preventive consumer protection measure, we have decided to recall the smoked tofu with the expiration dates mentioned above.
Any other tofu with a different best-before date can most certainly be excluded from contamination.
If you should feel uncomfortable after consuming it, please consult a doctor. As a precaution, also inform friends and acquaintances who may have also eaten the tahini. This is just a precautionary measure.
These products are being withdrawn from sale, so that not further damage can be done.
Every customer who has purchased the affected product in the online shop will be contacted by email.
If you have bought or received one of the above-mentioned affected products, we ask you to send us a picture of it with its legible best-before date in response to our email, and then to dispose of the tahini.
Production and checking:
KoRo is certified with IFS Broker, one of the highest certifications in the food sector. This means that we are only allowed to work with companies that adhere to high quality standards and, as a company, we also have to take appropriate precautions and respect standard processes that ensure the high quality of our products. Unfortunately, such cases can still occur from time to time, regardless of how strong the control system is.
We will learn from this, and put our sesame tofu under special observation in the future.
This recall has no affect on the quality of the other products that we have in our range.