Drugstore dm has removed organic rice from the range due to mold toxins

Recall at dm: Elevated levels of aflatoxin in organic long grain rice

The drugstore chain dm has launched a callback for the article "dmBio long grain rice nature". It can not be ruled out that there may be elevated levels of aflatoxin in the product. These mold toxins can affect your health.

Impaired health

The drugstore chain dm recalls the article "dmBio long grain rice nature". Affected is the goods with the best before dates (MHD) 26.10.2019 and 23.11.2019. The MHD is easily recognizable on the side of the packaging. "Reason for the recall: It can not be ruled out that in products with the above mentioned MHD increased levels of aflatoxin are present", the company writes in a communication. Aflatoxins are poisons that can affect your health.

The drugstore chain dm calls the article "dmBio long grain rice nature" back because of increased levels of aflatoxin. These mold toxins can affect your health. (Image: Pixelot / fotolia.com)

Do not consume affected product

Customers are requested not to consume the product with the above-mentioned BBD and to return it unopened or already opened to the DM markets.

The purchase price will be refunded.

Carcinogenic substances

"Aflatoxins are metabolites that are formed by various mold fungi," explains dm-drogerie markt in the message.

"Mold can form, for example, by insufficient drying or incorrect storage," it says further.

According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), aflatoxins are "among the most potent naturally occurring toxins and carcinogenic substances".

According to the experts, aflatoxins have shown carcinogenic effects (especially liver cancer) in animal experiments.

And in humans, "a possible association with the hepatitis B virus is discussed in the occurrence of liver carcinoma".

As the institute reports on its website, the mold toxins are "heat-stable and are destroyed only to a small extent during cooking or baking. They can be taken with food or with contaminated air. "(Ad)