The batch of Pasta Natura penne pasta has been withdrawn from the market, informed the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate. The reason is the use of a component contaminated with 2-chloroethanol.
A public food warning was posted on the GIS website on Friday. It’s about pasta (corn with turmeric and pepper) bio gluten-free penne, 250 g, from the Pasta Natura brand. The batch number / date of minimum durability is 02/16/2024.
Pasta Natura pasta – batch withdrawn from the market
The decision to recall the product, which hit the Polish market, was made by Pasta Natura Srl together with a distributor in Poland – Bio Planet.
“The Chief Sanitary Inspector was informed through the Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF) about the Pasta Natura Srl withdrawal of the indicated batch of ecological penne pasta of the Pasta Natura 250 g brand, due to the use of an ingredient contaminated with 2-chloroethanol” – indicated in justification.
GIS explained in a statement that “2-chloroethanol is a substance derived from ethylene oxide and is harmful to health. The presence of this substance in food in the European Union is not allowed.” “You should not eat the batch of the product specified in this announcement” – indicated the representatives of the Inspectorate.
The State Sanitary Inspection authorities monitor the process of withdrawing a batch of pasta from the market.
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