Food Allergen Alert: Stop Consuming a Type of Salad Croutons
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Cardini's Caesar Salad Croutons
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The CFS found through its routine food surveillance programme that the product concerned contained soy but this had not been declared on the food label. Upon investigation, the CFS found that the product was on sale in a chain supermarket. The importer/retailer has initiated a recall of the product.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS had issued a warning letter to the importer/retailer concerned and alerted the trade to stop selling the product.
CFS staff have conducted checks on the concerned importer/retailer and found that sale of the product has been stopped.
The CFS will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up action.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the affected product.
|Advice to Consumers||
Soy is a known food allergen. People who are allergic to soy may have an immunologic response like vomiting, diarrhoea and rash upon consumption of food containing this allergen. In severe cases anaphylactic shock may even develop. As for other members of the public, generally speaking, they would not be subject to such reactions when the food in question is consumed.
Consumers who have bought the particular product and are allergic to soy should stop eating it, regardless of any batch. People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after taking the food.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department