The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN), dependent on the Ministry of Consumptionhas issued an alert to warn of the presence of undeclared allergens in the labeling of Popcorn of the mark DAY.
As reported by the AESAN, this new alert has been communicated through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI) and notified as an alert by the health authorities of Cataloniaafter the self-control mechanisms of the company itself detected the presence of milk protein not included in the product label SNACK MANIAC!.
According to the available information, the initial distribution has been to the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid and the Valencian Community.
Details of the product involved are listed below:
Product name: SNACK MANIAC! “Popcorn with salt”.
Commercial brand: DAY.
Product appearance: plastic bag.
Lot Number: 22213.
Preferential consumption date: 01/31/2023.
Unit Weight: 80g;
This information has been transferred to the competent authorities of the autonomous communities through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (SCIRI) in order to verify recall of affected products of marketing channels.
As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that people allergic to milk proteins, and who may have the aforementioned product in their homes, to refrain from consuming it. Consumers who do not present these affectations would not be affected in principle by this alert.
In a small percentage of the population, certain foods or food components can cause adverse reactions (food allergies and intolerances). People with severe allergies need to be extremely careful about the foods they eat.
Most food allergies are associated with the consumption of a small group of foods. The most common food allergens are cow’s milk, eggs, soy, wheat, shellfish, fruit, peanuts, and tree nuts, such as walnuts.
The milk allergy It is an unusual response immune system to it and to the products that contain it. It is one of the most common food allergies in children.
The symptom Allergic reactions to milk proteins (casein, β-lactoglobulin,…) vary from mild to severe and manifest within a few minutes to a few hours after ingesting milk or dairy products. These may include hives, chest wheezing, vomiting, hives, and digestive problems.
Milk allergy can also imply a risk of immediate death by anaphylactic shock of the affected person. Milk is the third most common food, after peanuts and tree nuts, that causes anaphylaxis.