The Chief Sanitary Inspectorate announced the withdrawal of certain BJORG plant-based drinks from stores. The reason is the use of a component contaminated with ethylene oxide in their production. According to GIS, the substance is harmful to health. Sanepid appeals to consumers not to consume specific batches of the product.
“Ethylene oxide is a substance harmful to health, the presence of this substance in food in the European Union is not allowed” – reports GIS.
BJORG drinks – discontinued products
According to Sanepid, the company Bjorg Bonneterre et Compagnie together with a distributor in Poland – Bio Planet SA, Wilkowa Wieś 7, 05-084 Leszno is recalling the following products that hit the Polish market:
– RICE AND ALMOND DRINK WITH CALCIUM FROM BIO SEA ALGAE – 1 L – BJORG, batch number: 20220227, expiry date: 27/02/2022,
– ALMOND DRINK WITHOUT ADDED SUGARS WITH CALCIUM FROM BIO SEA ALGAE – 1 L – BJORG, 20220219, 02/19/2022,
– BIO COCONUT DRINK – 1 L – BJORG, 20220126, 01/26/2022,
– RICE DRINK – COCONUT – SOY WITH CALCIUM FROM BIO SEA ALGAE – 1 L – BJORG, 20211002, 02.10.2021,
– PORRIDGE – COCOA DRINK WITHOUT ADDED SUGAR BIO – 1 L – BJORG, 20220226, February 26, 2022.
“The bodies of the State Sanitary Inspection are monitoring the process of withdrawing the above-mentioned batch of plant drinks from the market,” informs the GIS.
Sanepid emphasizes that certain batches of the product should not be consumed.
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