Recall of cake because of cancer risk: threat of gene mutation

Manufacturer starts recall: dangerous substances were found in a cake. One consequence of this can be cancer.

  • A recall for the waffle cake “Alönka” was arranged.
  • The product could contain genotoxic and carcinogenic substances.
  • Eating the Cakes conceals Krebs-risk.

Kassel – for one Cakes became an urgent one recall started. The company specializes in Eastern European food. According to the manufacturer, the product could be contaminated with substances that have genotoxic and carcinogenic effects.

The consumer portals too and reported on the recall. The manufacturer warns against consuming the affected cake – because the contamination could be harmful to health.

Cake can be carcinogenic: The reason is a possible gene mutation (symbol image)

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Recall for cake: Russian specialty with cream filling affected

Of the recall applies to the Waffle cake “Alönka with cream filling (61 percent), coated with a cocoa-based fat glaze”. The manufacturer is the Monolith group of companies based in Berghaim (North Rhine-Westphalia). A wholesaler who mainly imports Eastern European food and sells it in Germany.

The recall only applies to waffle cakes with the best before date “19.11.2020”. The food is sold in import shops and online shops – for example All information at a glance:

Name Alönka waffle cake
Sort Cream filling (61 percent), coated with a cocoa-based fat glaze
Manufacturer Monolith Süd GmbH
Best before date 19.11.2020
Affected federal states Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate

Recall due to risk of cancer: Customers should return the affected cake

The manufacturer Monolith Süd GmbH advises customers in his Callback letterto return the affected waffle cake to the point of sale. When returning, customers should pay the purchase price Krebs get a refund for exciting goods. If you have any questions, customers can contact the manufacturer’s hotline on 0800/6666548.

“We regret that this incident occurred despite the greatest possible care in manufacturing and extensive internal controls and we apologize for the inconvenience this caused,” the Monolith Group apologizes in its recall press release.

Recall due to cancer risk: What genotoxic and carcinogenic really mean

In the press release, the Monolith Group justifies the recall the waffle cake with a possible contamination with substances that a genotoxic and carcinogenic effects to have. Consumption of the product carries “health risks”, which is why it is not advisable to use the Cakes to eat.

Technical terms are not explained in more detail in the press release. The word “carcinogen” is borrowed from ancient Greek and translated means “carcinogen” or “carcinogen”. The term from chemistry describes organisms or radiation with a cancer-promoting effect.

“A large number of substances can be used in higher doses Krebs trigger or favor. They are referred to as ‘carcinogens’ which is synonymous with ‘carcinogens’, ”writes that Onco internet portal of the German Cancer Society.

The term genotoxicity, on the other hand, describes substances that can damage the genetic makeup of organisms. These substances could lead to mutations in human DNA and thus carcinogenic Act. (Philipp Zettler)

List of rubric lists: © Felix Hörhager / dpa

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