Undeclared allergen (egg) found in prepackaged spaghetti bolognese
|Source of Information||
The UK Food Standards Agency and Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Prepackaged frozen spaghetti bolognese
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Spaghetti Bolognese
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its Food Incident Surveillance System, has learned of the notices issued by the UK Food Standards Agency and Food Safety Authority of Ireland that Tesco has initiated a recall of the 400g frozen Spaghetti Bolognese product, regardless of batches, because the product contains egg, a food allergen, but the ingredient is not declared on the product's food label.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
The CFS immediately followed up with major local importers. The CFS' investigation found that China Resources Vanguard (HK) Company Limited has imported the product concerned into Hong Kong. According to information provided by the importer concerned, it had imported a total of 966 packs and some 150 packs had already been sold. The importer concerned has stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected product. A recall has also been initiated.
The CFS will alert the trade to the incident and will continue to follow up and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop using or selling the product immediately should the trade possess it.
|Advice to Consumers||
Consumers who are allergic to egg should stop consuming the product concerned. People should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming it.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department