Mold formation: manufacturer recalls confectionery
Josef Manner and Comp. AG of Vienna has issued a recall for the product “Manner Powidl Buttons” in the 180 gram package. According to the company, the formation of mold in the confectionery cannot be excluded.
Josef Manner and Comp. AG of Vienna is recalling a confectionery product because the formation of mold in the product cannot be excluded. (Image: Aleksandar Mijatovic / stock.adobe.com)
According to a recent announcement, Josef Manner & Comp. AG of Vienna returned the product “Manner Powidl Buttons 180g” with the expiration dates of 6.5.2021 and 7.5.2021 and 8.5.2021.
Mold growth cannot be ruled out
“During internal quality assurance measures, it was determined that there was an error in the production process of these batches, so that mold formation in the product cannot be ruled out,” the message said. according to which the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) published on its portal “Lebensmittelwarnung.de”.
Therefore, depending on the company, the following products may not be suitable for consumption:
“Manner Powidl 180g Buttons”
Best before 6.5.2021 and lot number L13450127 L and best before 6.5.2021 and lot number L13450127 R and best before 7.5.2021 and lot number L13450128 L and best before 7.5.2021 and lot number L13450128 R and better before 8.5.2021 and batch number L13450129 L and better before date Batch number L13450129 R
The company points out that Manner Powidl buttons with a different expiration date or different lot number are not affected and, like all other products in the Manner Gingerbread line, can still be consumed without hesitation.
Manner asks consumers who have purchased a product with the above data to send it by post (indicating the sender’s address) to the Manner Consumer Service. Customers receive a new product even without proof of purchase.
Do not consume
Experts advise against consuming moldy food. For example, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) writes in a leaflet about mold toxins (mycotoxins) in food: “Throw away already moldy food immediately and don’t leave it open anymore because mold is ‘contagious.’
According to the BfR, the more liquid the food (compote, juice, soft peaches, etc.), the faster the mold and its toxins can spread. “These contaminated foods must be thrown out.”
Certain mold toxins can cause health problems such as vomiting and diarrhea, but also damage to the liver and kidneys or suppress the body’s defenses. (a d)
Author and source information
This text conforms to the requirements of specialized medical literature, medical directives and current studies and has been verified by health professionals.
Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety: details on food warnings, (accessed 03.10.2020), food warning.delebensmittelwarnung.de: Message from Josef Manner & Comp. AG, (accessed October 3, 2020), foodwarnung.de Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: Mold toxins in food – This is how you can protect yourself, (accessed October 3, 2020), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.