Food Allergen Alert: Stop consuming a kind of cracker imported from Korea

Issue Date 25.4.2014
Source of Information The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Food Product Cracker
Product Name and Description

Product name: "HAITAI" EDO pack Almond Cracker
Place of origin: Korea
Packing size: 133g (22.1 grams x 6 packs)
Best before date: December 8, 2014

Reason For Issuing Alert While following up a food complaint, the CFS took samples of the concerned product from a retail shop for testing. A sample was found to contain peanut but had not been declared on its list of ingredients of the food label.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety CFS has informed the distributor and retail shop concerned. The trade has also been alerted to stop selling the product.

The CFS will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate follow-up actions.
Advice to the Trade Stop selling the affected product and conduct a recall of the product concerned.
Advice to Consumers Peanut is a known food allergen. Those who are allergic to it may develop symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, asthma and rash upon consumption. In severe cases anaphylactic shock may even develop.

Consumers who have bought the affected product and are allergic to peanuts should stop eating it immediately, regardless of batches. People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after taking the food.
Further Information

The CFS press release

The distributor indicated that they have initiated a recall of the product concerned. For enquiries about the recall, consumers may call the company's hotline (2614 2728) during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department