NVWA warns for the second time in a short time about MDMA in champagne bottle | NOW

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) again warns against 3-litre champagne bottles of the brand Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, because the drug may contain MDMA. Four people in the Netherlands have already become ill after drinking the contaminated champagne and someone in Germany has died from it.

It is the second call from the NVWA in a few months. In February, the service also called on people to watch out for the large bottles of champagne. Last week, the Belgian Federal Food Agency (FAVV) warned about the possible presence of the drug MDMA in the same champagne.

The NVWA previously called on people to be careful with champagne bottles that have production code LAJ7QAB6780004 on the bottle. Now it also concerns bottles with the code LAK5SAA6490005.

The supervisor says that it can be seen when pouring that it is not champagne. If it contains MDMA, the champagne does not fizz, the drink has a reddish-brown color and it smells like anise.

It is not known how the drug got into the champagne bottles. “The NVWA is therefore unable to estimate whether there are even more of these bottles with the hazardous substance in circulation. It cannot be ruled out that other bottles of the same brand that also contain MDMA are in circulation,” the authority said earlier.

In the cases where people became ill, the bottles were said to have been sold through an as yet unknown website. The NVWA has informed all regulators in the European Union.

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