Food allergies represent a problem that has been on the rise in recent years and that, however, many people do not know. The truth is that someone who has an allergy to eggs, for example, and consumes a product whose ingredient list does not detail the presence of this ingredient, can -in the most serious cases- end up suffering anaphylactic shock some dramatic consequences.
For this reason, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) issues an alert to the health authorities of the communities every time they detect a product sold in Spanish supermarkets It does not meet labeling standards and includes undeclared allergens. Last Thursday, Aesan warned consumers about some Carrefour brand minitos in which undeclared egg was detected. Specifically, the alert affected lots A18C and A18D, with a preferred consumption date 04/30/2021.
The Spanish agency has extended this alert to some Melba brand toasts, in which the presence of this popular ingredient has also been detected. Specifically, the name of the product is: Melba Toast 100 grams, batch A14E, with a preferred consumption date 04/04/2021, and batch A18B, with a preferred consumption date 04/30/2021.
“As an extension of the information transmitted on September 10, 2020, the Autonomous Community of Madrid has informed the Aesan of the complete data of the product marketed under the ‘Melba’ brand, which were distributed to Spain (Madrid), from the Netherlands“, reza the notice of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety.
As is usual, the products have been withdrawn from the marketing channels as soon as the incident was known. Specifically, these toasts, as detailed by Aesan, were distributed in establishments of Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Cantabria, Murcia, Basque Country and Valencia. Thus, the Aesan recommends that those consumers who are allergic or intolerant to eggs, “abstain from consuming them.” Thus, “the consumption of this product does not entail any risk for other consumers,” the statement concluded.