Food recalls are often prompted by the suspected presence, or detection of high doses, of scopolamine, a tropane alkaloid. Tropane alkaloids are natural plant components but some can contaminate foodstuffs containing cereals (millet, sorghum, buckwheat). Their toxicity can cause food poisoning.
In case of excessive consumption of the product, scopolamine can cause temporary symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, numbness and headache. It can also cause problems in people with cardiovascular disease. In large doses, poisoning can be fatal. Psychiatric sequelae can last several months after the poisoning.
A flour reference is recalled this Tuesday, May 23, 2023 because of a presence above the legal doses of scopolamine. The product reference is:
This product should not be consumed. If you bring it back to one of its points of sale, you will be able to benefit from a refund. The recall procedure ends on June 30, 2023. The flour recalled since Tuesday, May 23 has been marketed in various supermarkets throughout France. Discover in the slideshow below the brands affected by this recall.