Food alerts for allergens in food are unfortunately more common than you might expect. During the manufacturing process, some potentially dangerous substance for allergy sufferers it sneaks into a product and ends up being detected by the different controls that exist until it reaches supermarkets. Last week, for example, the presence of undeclared milk protein was detected in some cereals with chocolate sold in Spain.
Precisely, the Spanish Food Safety Agency (Aesan) has issued an alert to warn of the presence of milk protein in some chocolate and almond bars of the Miterra brand. According to the agency itself, which depends on the Ministry of Consumption, it was after an official control in the market when it was detected the presence of milk proteins in this product.
“The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition has learned through the Coordinated System for Rapid Exchange of Information (Sciri) of an alert notification transferred by the health authorities of the Community of Madrid“Says the statement.
Specifically, the name of the product involved is “Dark chocolate and Miterra almond bars. The barcode number is 8435470202067, with a weight of 30 grams, lot number 201126, and best before date 11/26/2021.
As is usual, this information has been transferred to the health authorities of the different autonomous communities so that they proceed to verify the withdrawal of the affected products that may have reached the supermarkets through the different marketing channels.
The Aesan recommends to people who are allergic to milk protein and who may have the affected product at home to refrain from consuming it. “The consumption of this product does not imply any risk for the rest of the population.”