Food Allergen Alert: Stop Consuming certain Lecithin Powder Imported from Taiwan
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: O'Health Lecithin Powder
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
In response to a food complaint, the CFS took a sample of O’Health Lecithin Powder from the shop concerned for testing. Result showed that it contained milk protein and lactose but the presence of these substances was not declared in the list of ingredients on the product's food label.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS has issued warning letters to the concerned vendor and the importer, and alerted the trade to stop selling the affected product.
The CFS will monitor the developments of the incident and take appropriate actions as and when necessary.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the affected product immediately.
|Advice to Consumers||
People who are allergic to milk may have immunologic response like vomiting, diarrhoea and rash upon consumption of food containing milk. 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 were allergic to milk should stop eating the product, regardless of batches. People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after eating the product of concern.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department