Undeclared allergen (prawn) found in prepackaged teriyaki crackers
|Source of Information||
UK Food Standards Agency and Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Prepackaged teriyaki crackers
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: M&S Teriyaki Crackers
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has learned through its Food Incident Surveillance System notices issued by the UK Food Standards Agency and Food Safety Authority of Ireland that the manufacturer concerned is recalling the above-mentioned teriyaki crackers as crustaceans (prawn), which can cause food allergies, are present in a small number of packs, but they are not declared on the food label.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS immediately followed up with the Hong Kong importer/retailer concerned, Marks and Spencer (Asia Pacific) Limited, which confirmed that the affected product was imported and sold in its chain stores, and some 800 packs had already been sold. Upon notification by the UK manufacturer earlier, the importer/retailer concerned has immediately stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected product, and will dispose of all remaining stock.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop selling the product concerned immediately.
|Advice to Consumers||
Consumers who are allergic to prawns to stop consuming the product concerned. People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming it.
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department