The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has issued an alert for the presence of undeclared mustard in some batches of Ameztoi brand refrigerated salads. The information was passed on by health authorities in the Basque Country, but it was the same manufacturer that reported the problem.
The alert affects two Ameztoi products: “Russian Salad with tuna” (lots 73071250 in 1.2 kg format, 7941260 in 300g format, 7941250 in 300g format) and “Russian Salad LZ” (L707912237 and L70791242 lots in 2 kg format). Both are chilled dishes.
A warning exclusively for people allergic to mustard is the presence of mustard in the Russian Ameztoi salad.
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Do not take it if you are allergic.
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The manufacturer detected the presence of the allergen in the self-examination and sent a notification to the health authorities of the Basque Country. It has also sent instructions to its customers to withdraw the marketing of the products and restore them.
This information was transmitted to the relevant authorities of the autonomous communities through the Harmonized System for the Rapid Interchange of Information (SCIRI) and to the European Commission services through the European Food Alert Network (RASFF), in order to withdraw the validation of the affected products from marketing channels.
As a precaution, AESAN recommends those who are allergic to mustard and who may have the above products in their homes to refrain from consuming them. But he insists that consuming this product does not pose any danger to the rest of the population.
According to AESAN, allergens should always be indicated prominently and with a clear reference to the substance’s name, both in the ingredient list (or after the word “contains”) and on the allergen label (“may contain allergens”).
On the other hand, precautionary labels for allergens should appear near the ingredient list (or the word “contains”) and in the same font size, so that information on the allergen is presented in an aggregated and standardized manner. clear to the consumer.
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