Grocery: Kaufland recalls frozen sour cherries – warning about pesticides

Even frozen fruit is not safe from pesticides.

Grocery: Kaufland recalls frozen sour cherries – warning about pesticides

Even frozen fruit is not safe from pesticides. There could be increased amounts of the pesticides dimethoate and omethoate in the deep-frozen sour cherries from Kaufland. The product "K-Classic freshly harvested sour cherries deep-frozen 750g" with the best before date November 2024 is affected. The batch numbers affected are LP2145DL7 and LP2145AL7.

After the warning from the Polish manufacturer Greenyard Frozen Poland, Kaufland "reacted immediately and took the affected product out of sale", as reported by "Merkur". The product was available for purchase in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen and Hesse , Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.The message appeared on the foodwarning.de portal on Saturday.

According to the Heinrich Böll Foundation, pesticides can not only cause acute poisoning, but can also trigger chronic diseases. Scientific studies show a connection between pesticides and Parkinson's disease and childhood leukemia. In addition, pesticides are associated with an increased risk of liver and breast cancer, type II diabetes and asthma, allergies, obesity and endocrine disorders. Malformations, premature births and growth disorders can also be attributed to contact with pesticides.

Sources: Heinrich Böll Foundation, "Merkur"

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