Product recall: these tortilla chips should not be eaten, the supermarkets concerned

Since July 26, the government website Reminder to drink sounding the alarm over a few stacks of tortilla chips. It is worrying many supermarkets all over France. All the details in this article.

Indications of tropane alkaloids

This news is not good at all. Especially for its lovers fOOD. In fact, several batches of tortilla chips have been recalled. So you should be very careful before eating it. So many have to make their aperitif or picnic without it.

Indeed, Conso Reminder launched a campaign backtracking on a few stacks of tortilla chips a few days ago. This campaign is related to many references. The reason is that these products contain traces of tropane alkaloids. That’s it toxic substances found in some plants.


Distributors should remove these chips from their shelves

Tortilla chips are sold on the shelves of some famous brands. Therefore, Carrefour, Auchan, E.Leclerc, Cora and Casino must withdraw these chips from sale. However, it is likely that consumers have already purchased some of these products.

This is why Rappel Conso invites consumers to check the products they have purchased. Of course, as with every product recall, products concerned consumption is prohibited.

These corn chips are no exception. However, consumers can get a refund. This is by taking the product back to their distributor. Otherwise, they may destroy the product.

Tortilla chips to remove from your aperitifs

Here are the details of the recalled products:

1. 4 servings of Casino Organic Tortilla Chips

  • On sale: between February 16, 2022 to July 25, 2022
  • Affected stores: Casino, Vival, Spar
  • GTIN: 3222476859822 (Lot: 32040), 3222476859822 (Lot: 32069), 3222476859822 (Lot: 32097) and 3222476859822 (Lot: 3222476859822)

Remembering the details:

2. Carrefour Bio chili tortilla chips

  • On sale: between February 24, 2022 and July 22, 2022
  • Relevant stores: Carrefour
  • GTIN: 5400101033337 (all lots)

Remembering the details:

3. Plain corn chips and organic paprika from Alnatura

  • On sale: until July 26, 2022
  • Relevant stores: Cora, Migros, Houra and Match
  • GTINs: 4104420054806, 4104420239340 and 4104420053847

Remembering the details:

4. Bio Nature Tortilla Chips and Organic Chili Tortilla Chips from Bio Village

  • On sale: between February 1, 2022 and July 26, 2022
  • Store concerned: Leclerc
  • GTINs: 3596710465019 and 3596710465026

Remembering the details:

5. Auchan organic Tortilla chips

  • On sale: until July 26, 2022
  • Store concerned: Auchan
  • GTINs: 3596710465019 and 3596710465026

Remembering the details:

6. Plain Organic Buttercup Tortilla

  • On sale: February 24, 2022 to July 22, 2022
  • Store concerned: Intermarché
  • GTIN: 3250392560256 (all lots)

Remembering the details:

The Rappel Conso site details everything there is to know about these products. The platform also indicates that the recall procedure should last until the end of August.

The harmful effects of alkaloids

The government website Rappel Conso shows that these signs of tropane alkaloids should have come from datura. Datura is a herbaceous plant found in fields. However, the toxic substance to be afraid of is mostly in the seeds.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, even “a very small amount” enough to trigger poisoning. According to the same source, the alkaloids present in datura may be the cause anticholinergic or atropine syndrome.

It was first shown by peripheral diseases such as pupil dilation and accommodation disorder. Then, one notices the central disturbances which are restlessness, confusion or hallucination.

Poisoning can be moderate or severe

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, intoxication will be moderate and continue between 8 and 12 hours. On the other hand, he is serious and lasted 2 to 3 days. In this case, the dilation of the pupil takes time to disappear.

These are not the only symptoms that we can observe. You may notice dry mouth, but other symptoms. Such as visual disturbances, spatiotemporal disorientation or incoherent speech.

Final comment, for any request for informationyou can reach customer services through the following numbers:

  • Carrefour: 0805900022
  • Casino: 0800133016

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