"Vitaccino" Instant Coffee banned
Germany – The Hessian Ministry of Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (New York) announces recall of instant coffee brand “Vitaccino” by Imperia Elita, a coffee company from Wettenberg. Recalled are those belonging to batch identification numbers 20,100,803, with production date of 03/08/2010 and the expiration date of 08/02/2012.
The reason for the recall is due to the presence of sibutramine as appetite suppressant which has been associated with increased cardiovascular events and strokes and has been banned in Europe since February 2010.
Unused portions can be returned to be refunded by respective distributors / retailers or be replaced with uncontaminated, safe products.
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