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Intermarché, E.Leclerc, Netto, U: Baguettes recalled around France

A mass recall of several types of breads has been announced due to the products containing quantities of a chemical above regulated levels

Several different types of baguettes and breads have been recalled around France Pic: Screenshot / Rappel Conso

Several different types of bread and baguettes have been recalled from French supermarkets such as Intermarché, E.Leclerc, Netto and U due to their containing too many ergot alkaloids.

These are used in medicine but can also be poisonous if consumed in too great quantities. The side effects are commonly nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, fatigue and diarrhoea. 

The products affected by the recall include:

Click the links to see more information from France’s product recall service Rappel Conso. 

The breads and baguettes in question were generally on shelves between mid-February and the end of March. 

Customers who have bought the products are advised not to eat them and to return them to the shop where they were bought with a receipt to get a refund. 

If you have already eaten the product and do not have the receipt, you can return the packaging to the shop if you have it and you may be able to receive a reimbursement with that. 

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