Food Allergen Alert: Stop Consuming an Oatmeal Product Manufactured in Taiwan
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Oats & Job's Tear Powder
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
A kind of pre-packaged oatmeal, manufactured in Taiwan, has been found to contain an allergen, peanut, which was not declared on the product's food label.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has issued warning letters to the supermarket and agent concerned. The trade has also been alerted to stop selling the affected product.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the product concerned.
|Advice to Consumers||
Those who are allergic to peanuts to refrain from eating this particular product because peanut is a known food allergen and may cause allergic reactions with symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, asthma and rash upon consumption. In severe cases anaphylactic shock may even develop.
The CFS Press Release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department