There’s another food recall in Germany. The reason for this is perplexing and even astonishing the producer.
Germany – If a product is recalled in Germany, it is mostly because of harmful ingredients or a manufacturing defect, but not because it is being circulated as a counterfeit. But that’s exactly what happened with instant coffee.
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Recall in Germany: Fake coffee is currently in vogue – where does the product come from?
The Nestle company is currently warning customers about counterfeiting of “Nescafe Gold” branded soluble coffee. The product is in a container which looks like the old variant of Nescafe Gold.
“It was not commercially available as a counterfeit product. The shape of the glass has also not been used for Nescafe Gold for years,” Nestle said in a statement on Friday (22 October).
The company advises that the product was neither manufactured nor sold by Nestle. At present it can be assumed that coffee was sold in weekly markets and in small shops. Specific details, such as who might have made the coffee, are not available (more.) Recalls and Alerts on RUHR24).
Recall from Nescafé Gold in Germany: This is how fake coffee can be distinguished from the original
Nestle has already asked the relevant authorities to investigate and stop this criminal activity.
A fake can be distinguished from an original on the basis of the following characteristics:
- EAN code of counterfeit product 405500210900 . Is
- The batch number is 60820814B19:15 with the best date (BBD) 10-21. Is
- In addition, the packaging of counterfeit coffee looks very different from the container in which Nestlé currently sells its product. Here is a picture of the counterfeit product:
Fake coffee in trend in Germany: health hazard to customers
Under no circumstances should counterfeit coffee be consumed as it is suspected that the product may contain broken glass and plastic. This poses a significant health risk to customers in Germany.
Pieces of glass and plastic can injure the mouth and gastrointestinal tract and cause internal bleeding there.
Affected customers should not exchange fake coffee, but call the police
Nestlé itself is more than shocked by the incident: “We are shocked by the criminal activity and deeply condemn the fact that our brand has been illegally counterfeited and marketed. The quality and safety of our products is our top priority. ,” the company announced on Friday.
Customers who have bought fake coffee and kept them at home are advised to inform the police immediately.
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