Maximum values are exceeded, supposedly: callback for eggs
After the Honerkamps farmer’s market KG, was launched from the Melle, Germany first, a recall of eggs because of the suspicion that in the article, the maximum content of certain chemical Compounds has been exceeded, the company is now clear. All the eggs were in the official counter-samples properly.
The Honerkamps farmer’s market KG in Melle (lower Saxony) had launched the free-range eggs with the print number to 1-DE 0358331 with a date of minimum durability (best before date) from the 10.07.2020 to 01.08.2020 and the date of production 12.06.2020 to 27.06.2020 as a precaution, back, the loose, as well as in 6 – and 10-packs were sold at Edeka. Meanwhile, the official are, according to the Unetrnehmen however, samples of the lower Saxony state office for consumer protection and food safety (LAVES), which result in a complete discharge for the eggs of Honerkamp’s farmer’s market KG. All of the examined eggs were, therefore, with respect to the analyzed environmental contaminants properly.
In the case of Edeka sold
According to the original notification published by the Federal office for consumer protection and food safety (BVL) on its Portal “lebensmittelwarnung.de” was demonstrated in a study with a sample of this article, a “maximum level of exceedance of environmental contaminants”. It is the suspicion of a contamination with dioxin-like PCBS and ndl-PCBS inventory.
The Honerkamps farmer’s market KG had taken together with the concerned trade goods companies, as a precautionary measure from the trade. With reference to a communication of the LAVES, the company now reports that the meanwhile, was made official was against a sample of the free-range eggs with regard to environmental contaminants, PCDDS, PCDFS, dl-PCBS and non-dioxin-like PCBS for all the investigated eggs, without exception, flawlessly. Neither the maximum values of the trigger values have been exceeded.
Damage to the immune system
The precautionary warning of the company is – in spite of the subsequent all-clear – in particular, in view of the possible health risks of PCBS with explicitly positive. As the Bavarian state office explained for health and food safety (LGL) on its website, are grouped under the name of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBS) more than 200 different, always in mixtures occurring chemical Compounds.
Although the knowledge of the health effects in humans after long-running, lower PCB-exposed according to the consumer information system Bavaria (VIS) despite extensive research, still relatively limited. But there is some evidence to suggest that a long-lasting increased at the end of exposure with PCBS damage the immune system, thyroid and skin, as well as the development of children may unfavourably influence there.
“A carcinogenic effect was demonstrated in animal studies (primarily liver and lung cancer) and in studies of humans (melanoma, possibly also Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and breast cancer),” reads the website of the VIS. (ad)
Editors ‘ note: at The time of the first publication of this article, the result of the official was not against samples, which is why originally only on the recall have been reported. In the follow-up has proved this to be unfounded.