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Recall started: tomato sauce could contain broken glass
Mediterraneo Feinkost GmbH & Co. KG has launched a recall for the product "San Vicario Tomatensugo della Mamma" in the 330 ml bottle. According to the company, it cannot be excluded that there are pieces of glass in the tomato sauce.
Glass splinters possible in tomato sauce
Mediterraneo Feinkost GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Homburg in Hesse is calling the product "San Vicario Tomatensugo della Mamma" in a 330ml bottle with the best before date (best before date) April 29, 2022 and the batch identification: batch: B43.19; EAN code: 4260000813994 back. "It cannot be ruled out that there are glass fragments in the product in individual cases", says a customer notice published by the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety on its portal "lebensmittelwarnung.de".
Affected goods should not be consumed
The best before date and the batch number can be found on the bottle's crown cap.
"Consumers who bought one of the listed items with the stated best-before date should not eat the product for safety reasons, but should return it to their store," the company writes.
The purchase price will also be reimbursed without presentation of the receipt.
Broken glass can lead to serious injuries
Food that could contain broken glass or broken glass should in principle no longer be consumed.
Eating them can lead to serious injuries in the mouth and throat or to internal injuries with severe bleeding.
In food production, impurities or foreign bodies can occur again and again due to errors in the manufacturing processes.
"In Germany, about three groceries are recalled on average per week," writes the consumer protection organization foodwatch on its website. (ad)
Author and source information
This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.
- Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety: customer notice of Mediterraneo Feinkost GmbH & Co. KG, (access: July 31, 2019), lebensmittelwarnung.de
- foodwatch: How do food recalls actually work ?, (accessed: 07/31/2019), foodwatch