Romain Rouillard 3:21 p.m., January 26, 2023

A batch of Taureau Ailé ​​brand wholegrain basmati rice is the target of a recall procedure due to the presence of a banned pesticide that is said to cause mental retardation in children.

The batch concerned bears the number L 2021F and can be found in most supermarkets.

After contaminated oysters and whelks, another product is now in the sights of the Rappel Conso site, which lists products marketed in supermarkets that could present a health risk.

A 500 gram bag of Taureau Ailé ​​brand wholegrain basmati rice is being recalled due to the presence of a banned pesticide.

Only lot L 2021F with barcode 3038354593302 is affected.


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Risks: Exceeding authorized pesticide limits

Reason: Proven presence of a banned pesticide on the batch and product described above.

– RappelConso (@RappelConso) January 23, 2023

The product, whose durability date runs until January 1, 2025, has been distributed throughout the country in Carrefour, Auchan, Galec, Cora, Intermarché, Casino and E.Leclerc stores since February 7, 2022. "It People who hold these products are asked not to consume them and to bring them back to the point of sale where they were purchased, where they will be exchanged or refunded to you", Conso Reminder alert. 

mental retardation in children

According to information from Franceinfo, the pesticide in question - chlorpyrifos - has been banned in Europe since 2020 and would cause mental retardation in children.

Its toxicity would harm the development of the fetus and its presence was already detected in rice packets in 2021 by the magazine

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Contacted by Franceinfo, Lustucru, which owns the Taureau Ailé ​​brand, indicates that it has carried out "counter-analyses" on the targeted product which would demonstrate "the absence of any contamination".

However, the group did not oppose the removal of this basmati rice from the shelves. 



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In addition to the contaminated oysters and whelks, the Rappel Conso site had also pinned the 2kg capon from the Le Gaulois brand, shortly before the end of the year celebrations, as well as the block of foie gras from the Feyel brand and the smoked salmon " Highlands of Scotland" by Petit Navire.

In all cases, the procedure to follow is identical: avoid any consumption of the product and bring them back to the point of sale.