Cancer recall campaign: Schneekoppe calls linseed oil again

Increased PAK values: Schneekoppe starts recall for linseed oil
Schneekoppe GmbH calls back certain batches of "linseed oil 250ml classic", since it is assumed that there are occasionally increased PAK values. PAHs can be carcinogenic. In March the company launched a recall campaign for the same reason.

Schneekoppe calls linseed oil back
As reported on the portal "" by the federal states and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection, Schneekoppe GmbH is recalling the article "Linseed Oil Classic 250 ml" "for reasons of preventive consumer protection". Production affected by the best before date (best before): 02.03.2017. This information can be found on the edge of the lid.

Carcinogenic substances
According to the information, there is reason to assume that there are occasionally elevated PAH values ​​for the product batches mentioned. According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), PAKs have "harmful properties, in particular they can be carcinogenic".

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are found time and again in food and consumer items. The Austrian Association for Consumer Information (VKI) reported at the end of last year that many cuddly toys were contaminated with the carcinogenic pollutants.

Call back in March for the same reason
Schneekoppe asks customers who have bought the linseed oil concerned to return the product to the store. The sales price will be reimbursed. The company recalled the same oil in March - for the same reason. (ad)

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