Undeclared allergen (milk) found in prepackaged coconut milk powder
|Source of Information||
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS)
Prepackaged coconut milk powder
|Product Name and Description||
Product name: Organic Coconut Milk Powder (also known as Organic Coconut Cream Powder)
|Reason For Issuing Alert||
While investigating a food complaint, the CFS collected the above-mentioned sample from a restaurant in Central for testing. The test result showed that the sample contained milk, a food allergen, but the ingredient was not declared on the product's food label.
|Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety||
According to the information provided by the restaurant, the product was supplied by Family Farm Organics Limited. The CFS immediately followed up with the supplier/importer concerned and has instructed it to stop sale and remove from shelves all batches of 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 including tracing the distribution of the product concerned. Investigation is ongoing.
|Advice to the Trade||
Stop using or selling the product immediately should they possess it, regardless of batches.
|Advice to Consumers||
Consumers who are allergic to milk should stop consuming the product concerned. They should seek medical treatment if they feel unwell after consuming it.
The CFS press release
Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department