Teff flour from the Risenta brand is being recalled after findings of a higher occurrence of so-called tropic alkaloids than recommended, writes the owner company Paulig in a press release.
The recall applies to Risenta Teff flour (400 grams) with a best before date of 2024-04-11 or earlier.
The company writes that tropanealkaloids are organic compounds that naturally occur in waxes from grain fields. In small doses, the tropane alkaloids do not cause problems, but “in slightly larger amounts they can cause temporary symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and increased heart rate”.
Anyone who has purchased the product is advised not to consume it, but instead contact the company’s consumer contact for more information.