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The Sesame Seed Scandal!

Back in September, Belgium informed French authorities, via the RASFF, that ethylene oxide had been found in imported sesame seeds. The amount of ethylene oxide surpassed the maximum amount allowed under regulations. Subsequent DGCCRF checks have shown that other products (like spices) may also be contaminated.

Investigations are ongoing, but French health authorities and EU member states have taken measures to withdraw or recall any contaminated substances, the list of which continues to grow…

Le scandale des grains de sésame prend de l’ampleur !

Ce qui – en septembre – semblait être limité aux « graines de sésames », prend aujourd’hui une toute autre dimension. En effet, il s’agit de signaler comme potentiellement dangereux tout ingrédient alimentaire ayant été traité à l’oxyde d’éthylène.

Et la liste s’allonge…..

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