Sesame seeds exposed to ethylene oxide, over 1000 products recalled
Ethylene oxide is banned in the Union but has been found in food in doses a thousand times higher than the maximum tolerated limit in Europe.
Monday evening, the list of products in question was already very long, ranging from Nordic bread brand “La gerbe savoyarde”, distributed by Intermarché, to multi-seed tofu from La Vie Claire, including organic sesame seeds from Carrefour. The alert was carried out through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, a European alert system reporting problems relating to agrifood products.
https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/des ... b88c60a65f
La liste https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf/avi ... -du-sesame
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxyde_d%2 ... yl%C3%A8ne
I don't quite understand this panic ... sesame is often a spice in very small quantities ... on the other hand it is scandalous that organic is affected in the same way!