Vegan "mozzarella" sold by Lidl contaminated with ethylene hydrochlorine, the precautionary withdrawal is triggered

Lidl recalled the vegan mozzarella branded "Vemondo" as a precaution due to potential contamination by 2-chloroethanol

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If you have recently purchased vegan mozzarella sold in Lidl supermarkets, beware. The well-known German chain has just ordered the recall of a product for potential contamination from 2-chloroethanol in one of the ingredients used, in this specific case in carob seed flour. 2-chloroethanol (or ethylene hydrochlorine) is a highly toxic chemical compound, the prolonged exposure of which can cause damage to the central nervous system, cardiovascular, liver and kidney.  

The withdrawal concerns the vegetable "mozzarella" based on rapeseed oil and branded almond flour "Vemendo", products from Vefo GmbH, Ecopark-Allee 7, Emstek (Germany).

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Fortunately, at least in this case, it is a precautionary recall as - as communicated by Lidl - "on the basis of the risk assessment carried out considering the 2-chloroethanol values ​​detected, the product is not dangerous to health, not even in case of continuous consumption. " 

In any case, consumers who have purchased the product in question are advised not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale for reimbursement, even without presenting the receipt.

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Source: LIDL

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