presence of ethylene oxide in vitamins

presence of ethylene oxide in vitamins

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    Do you regularly take vitamins to boost your energy? With fall fast approaching, be careful when shopping. Batches of vitamins have just been recalled. Because ? The presence of ethylene oxide, a substance hazardous to health.

    Vitamins: which batches are affected?

    In order to know if the vitamins you bought are affected by this recall, here are the references to know:

    • Product Category: Food
    • Product Subcategory: Health Foods and Nutrition
    • Brand Name: Giphar Laboratory
    • Model name: TONUS & VITALITY
    • GTIN: 3664696000279
    • Batch numbers: 1027YAA
    • Date of minimum durability: 05/31/2025
    • Packaging: Box with 24 effervescent tablets (67.2g)
    • Marketing start/end date: From 06/23/2022 to 09/13/2022
    • Storage temperature: Product to be stored at room temperature
    • Additional information: EAN code: 3664696000279
    • Geographical area of ​​sale: whole of France
    • Distributors: Giphar Groupe and Giphar member pharmacies

    In summary, here is the information to know about the second defective batch:

    • Product Category: Food
    • Product Subcategory: Health Foods and Nutrition
    • Brand name: VITAVEA WELLNESS
    • Model name: VITAVEA WELL-BEING Multi’Vit Energy
    • GTIN: 3286010074058
    • Batch numbers: 793YAB
    • Date of minimum durability: 30/04/2025
    • Packaging: Box of 30 capsules
    • Marketing start/end date: From 06/23/2022 to 09/13/2022
    • Storage temperature: Product to be stored at room temperature
    • Geographical area of ​​sale: whole of France
    • Distributors: GMS and 17 Cora brand supermarkets

    The presence of ethylene oxide in the affected products

    According to Rappel Conso, the defective batches contained an amount greater than the regulatory dose of ethylene oxide. It is a colorless, highly flammable gas that dissolves easily in water, alcohol or other organic solvents. Often used in the chemical industry or for sterilization and disinfection in the cosmetics and textile industries, the latter is dangerous for health. According to its INRS toxicological data sheet, this gas can cause cancer, severe irritation of the eyes, the respiratory tract or the skin.

    If you have one of these two batches in your cupboards, Rappel Conso strongly recommends not to consume them. In addition, it is advisable to return your product to the point of sale. For vitamins from Laboratoire Giphar, you will surely be offered a refund. With regard to the Multi’Vit Énergie, an exchange will be possible. In addition, for these vitamins (Multi’Vit), you can also contact customer service for any complaints at this number: 0251090707.

    The end dates of the recall procedure end: Saturday October 15, 2022 (for the VITATEA BIEN ÊTRE brand batch) and Sunday November 13, 2022 (for the Giphar Laboratory batch).