Supermarket oranges recalled in France over pesticide levels

The fruits were grown in Tunisia and mostly sold in northern France

The oranges were grown in Tunisia
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A mass recall of oranges sold in E.Leclerc supermarkets is underway in France, with the product found to have pesticide levels above EU limits.

The alert was raised by the official government recall site RappelConso at the end of last week.

The 1.5kg bag of ‘maltese oranges’, grown in Tunisia, have been on sale since February 6.

The GTIN code of the bags in question is 3770000906028, and the lot number is 18166.

Unlike some other recalls, only supermarkets in the following departments are affected, and not those across the country:

Aisne, Ardennes, Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Oise, Paris, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Somme, Yonne, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, and Val-d’Oise.

You can read the full information about the product on the RappelConso website.

You can return the bag to the supermarket of purchase for a full refund, up until this Thursday (February 29).

The exact pesticide in question is not stated on the official RappelConso website, however official advice is to not consume the oranges and return them immediately, or otherwise destroy the product.

There is also a helpline available to call on +33442434381, if you have any questions.

A similar mass recall of maltese oranges, also grown in Tunisia, happened last year, although it affected multiple supermarkets.

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