An inhabitant of the Val-d’oise was entitled to a little surprise by opening the box of Findus frozen Saturday. Inside the package of apples and hazelnuts, the young woman of 27 years has been the discovery of”a piece of metal of proper size, as well as a “washer” and a “bolt”. “This is a true tool box!”, quips-it in the columns of the Parisian.
His mother, who had put the item in the cart by shopping at Leclerc de Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine), has contacted the company that offered him a refund. “But I don’t have to do anything, to me, to be refunded ! Because I wanted to warn consumers,” she said to the daily. The consumer has also sought to report the incident to the mark, no response from Findus.
An internal investigation
Contacted by Le Parisien, Findus, ensures that there are “metal detectors on all the lines of production” and refers to “an exceptional event”. The brand has also indicated that an internal investigation will be conducted. “This has no impact on health,” wants to reassure the brand. “And in 50 years, this remains a very rare event, as unfortunate and upsetting.”
While the agri-food industry is facing the scandal of contaminated eggs, this episode, admittedly isolated, doesn’t boost its image. As a reminder, eggs from the netherlands were contaminated with Fipronil. This insecticide, commonly used for pets, lice, ticks and mites, is prohibited on animals destined for the food chain in the european Union. More than 200,000 of these products would be on the French market. The minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Travert recalled that the health risk was very low.
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