Food Allergen Alert: Stop Consuming a Prepackaged Ingredient for Making Pizza Manufactured in Japan

Issue Date 2.5.2012
Source of Information

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)

Food Product

Pizza ingredient

Product Name and Description

Product name: Thin Pizza Mix With Rice Flour - Muji
Manufacturer: Ryohin Keikaku Company Limited
Importer: Muji
Place of origin: Japan
Best before date: November 1, 2012
Packing size: 150 grams

Reason For Issuing Alert

The prepackaged ingredient for making thin pizza was found containing milk protein, a food allergen, without listing the presence on its food label.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

CFS staff have conducted investigations at the concerned shop and other branches of the chain store, and found that the sale of the product has been stopped.

Warning letters have also been issued to the concerned vendor and the importer. The trade will also be alerted to stop selling the affected product.

The CFS will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the concerned product.

Advice to Consumers

Those who are allergic to milk protein may develop symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea and rash, upon consumption. The severe ones may even develop anaphylactic shock.

Consumers who had bought the particular product and were allergic to milk protein should stop eating it, regardless of any batches.

People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after eating the food.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department