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Recall for Christmas cookies due to mold formation – curative practice



Reminder: Possible formation of mold in Christmas cookies

Wertkreis Gütersloh gGmbH has a recall for cinnamon stars started. According to the North Rhine-Westphalian society, the christmas cookies the possibility of a danger of mold growth. Consumption of the commodity is not recommended.

According to an opinion that the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) on its portal “”, the value district of Gütersloh gGmbH recalls the cinnamon stars because of the risk of mold development.

Don’t eat cinnamon stars

The product concerned by the recall is the “cinnamon stars” in the 150 gram pack, EAN: 4250096908926, brand: Kiebitzhof, batch: 2343 (box: 32202343), expiry date (MHD): 28.02.2023.

Reason for recall: In a random sample – as part of the aw value study – the possibility of mold growth was increased due to residual moisture, established. We therefore advise against eating Christmas cookies.

According to the information, all necessary measures have already been taken to avoid such an incident in the future. The company asks everyone involved to return product of the above lot and brand to the point of purchase. Of the purchase price will be refunded.

Health problems

As the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in its brochure (PDF) on mold toxins (mycotoxins) in food, food that is already moldy should be disposed of immediately and not left lying around, as mold is “contagious”.

According to experts, the spread of mold and its toxins as soon as possible, the more liquid the food (eg compote, juice, soft peaches). These affected products should be discarded.

According to the BfR, some mold toxins can be harmful to health complaints we vomit and have diarrhoea, or lead to liver and kidney damage or suppress the body’s own defences. (ad)

Author and source information

This text corresponds to the requirements of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been verified by health professionals.


  • Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Details on food warnings, (accessed on: October 2, 2022),
  • Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: Mold in food – How to protect yourself (PDF), (accessed on: 02.10.2022), Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot substitute a visit to the doctor.

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