Rye flour, like all other flours, can be prone to mold and fungus. It is then necessary to check that the flours used are free of these parasites… This is not the case for a batch of 5 kg of organic rye flour from the Moulins Waast brand. According to the Rappel Conso website, it was recalled on July 11, 2022 due to a risk of the presence of ergot alkaloids at a concentration above the regulatory limit. According to Phytocontrol, it is a toxin produced by a fungus, Claviceps purpurea, which is generally found in rye. It would be likely to cause adverse effects on your health. The brand has decided to withdraw this batch out of caution.

Here are the references to know to know if you have purchased one of the batches contaminated with claviceps purpurea:

The lot can be found in the North of France, and in Belgium, in Mouscron, in particular in these stores: Azade, Debaes stelandre in Nieppe, BBG2 in Mouscron, Olivier’s workshop in Lezennes, Another world in Douai and at orchids.

Have you found the lot concerned by the recall in your cupboards? Do not panic. It is recommended that you no longer consume or use the product for food preparations. Return it to the point of sale for a refund

If you have ever consumed the flour in question, watch for symptoms and seek medical advice if in doubt.