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Lidl recalls peppers contaminated with growth chemical

The Local · 16 Jan 2011, 10:01

Published: 16 Jan 2011 10:01 GMT+01:00

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The Spanischer Paprika Mix with the batch, or los number L-01-05 TUTW, sold in shops in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony between January 10 and 13 should not be used, Lidl announced on Saturday.

The consumer protection ministry in Baden-Württemberg said it could not rule out the possibility that the contaminated peppers could be sold by other companies than Lidl and in other states.

Official examinations have been launched, the results of which should be available at the end of next week.

Lidl said it had cleared its shops of all the produce concerned. It said the contaminant, growth regulator ethephon, is damaging to human health if left on food at too high levels and can be an irritant to skin.

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Your comments about this article

14:22 January 17, 2011 by annan1063
Are we going to be forced to read the paper before eating now???? This is outrageous!!! I had these in my fridge and we ate one over the weekend.;-(
22:03 January 17, 2011 by deep_schismic
and you're surprised because? What else should one expect buying anything edible from Lidl?
14:27 January 18, 2011 by 9900lawre
And someone suggested lidl supplying fuel?
12:31 January 25, 2011 by silverio

In this European directive sets the allowable limit of ethephon for all the fruits and vegetables.

Pepper the limit is 0.05 mg/kgr, and cherries the limit is 3mgr/kgr. With a single cherry we eat more pesticides than half a kilo of red or yellow pepper.

Why do they allow different levels according to products?. The answer: lobbys !!.

They play with our business and our health.

Careful eating cherries !!.
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