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Melons sold in Lidl stores have just been recalled. In question, an exceeding of the maximum residue limit of the molecule “flonicamid”. It is a pesticide.

Be careful if you just bought melon for your large summer tables. Certain batches are being recalled for too high a content of pesticides. The government site talks about “ of exceeding the maximum residue limit on the molecule ‘flonicamid“.

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This is a insecticide notably accused of accelerating the massive decline of bee colonies. It is intended to control aphids. In humans, too much consumption can cause health problems. digestive.

If you purchased melons that are part of the recalled lots, do not eat them and return them to the store. You will be eligible for a refund.

What is the reference of the melons concerned?

These fruits were sold at Lidl, in particular in the South-West, between June 10 and June 29, 2023. The lots and the stores concerned were shared by Rappel conso.

– Models name: Melon Charentais

-Bundles: L23-01; L23-02;L23-03;L23-04

– Start/End date of marketing: From 06/10/2023 to 06/29/2023

-Distributors: lidl

-Geographical sales area: South West

You will find in detail list of stores concerned by clicking on this link.

Flonicamid: what symptoms should alert?

THE symptoms excessive consumption of flonicamid are numerous. This pesticide can cause digestive disorders, nausea, vomiting and headaches.

It is not always possible to completely avoid traces of pesticides in food. This is why the WHO (World Health Organization) recommends wash or peel fruits and vegetables before consumption. There is thus a setting of maximum limits for pesticide residues in foodstuffs of plant origin. It takes into account agronomic realities but also toxicological requirements.

Epidemiological studies have then evoked links between exposure to pesticides, in particular in the workplace, and the risk of the appearance of cancerous, neurological pathologies or even reproductive disorders. “, indicates the Ministry of Agriculture.

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