Kaufland is Recalling Mushrooms – Because of Nicotine Residues

The supermarket chain Kaufland is recalling porcini mushrooms. Reason for the recall: It cannot be ruled out that the mushrooms contain too much nicotine.

The Italian company Rizzi Group GmbH is recalling porcini mushrooms that were sold by the supermarket chain Kaufland. The dried mushrooms may contain an increased residual amount of nicotine, the company said in a statement.

Increased nicotine content in dried porcini mushrooms

This product is affected:

Dried porcini mushrooms 15 g
Best before date (MHD): 05/31/2022
Batch number: L210800
Nicotine in mushrooms can lead to adverse health effects, explains the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Possible effects include increased heart rate, dizziness, and headaches.

Customers who have bought the product should not consume it under any circumstances. The mushrooms can be returned in all Kaufland branches, the costs will be refunded even without presenting the receipt.

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