Large recall of supermarket white and rose wine in France

Many bottles and boxes of muscat and rosé contain dangerous levels of additives

The recalled rosé and muscat white wines contain high levels of sorbic acid
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Many bottles and boxes of rosé and muscat white wine are being recalled in France due to the dangerous levels of additives they contain.

The recall was issued on January 9 by Rappel Conso, the government website that reports dangerous products.

The wines in question contain levels of sorbic acid above the acceptable threshold of 200mg/l.

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Which wines are being recalled?

The wines were produced by Cap Wine and sold under the labels Muscat Moelleux and Rosé Fruité.

Many of them have been on sale in supermarkets throughout France since summer 2023, meaning that potentially thousands of bottles and wine boxes are affected by the recall.

What should I do if I have any of these wines?

The wines are unfit for consumption due to the levels of sorbic acid they contain.

Rappel Conso advises people who have any of these wines to return them to the place of purchase. You have until March 9, 2024 to do this.

Sorbic acid is used to stabilise the fermentation of wine once it is on sale, preventing fluctuations in the level of alcohol it contains.

Its use is regulated by the European Food Standards Agency. While the acceptable level of healthy consumption is 25 mg/kg of body weight, its use in wine is limited to 200mg/l.

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