WARNING: Do not consume this product

The Directorate for Environmental health has warned the public that this product  should not be consumed because of the possibility of pesticide contamination (Ethlyene oxide) in the sesame seeds found in the same product.

In the past few weeks, it was found that the chemical ethylene oxide might have been used to control certain organisms in sesame seeds, grown and exported from India. Such use of ethylene oxide is not approved in the EU, but permitted in countries outside EU, such as India. In high levels and long exposure, it can result carcinogenous.
Product description: Miscela di semi biologici – Mixture of biological seeds
Brand: Carrefour Bio
Weight: 250g
Durability dates: 20/05/2021 and 23/07/2021
Lots: 1655 and L20B1206
For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Health Inspectorate Services between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on telephone number 21337333 or by email [email protected] The public is also being invited to access the Directorate’s Facebook page or the official website https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/…/Pages/Home-Page.aspx