By Alex Glenn • 09 August 2021 • 14:36
Food alert and recall in Spain for popular chicken product Credit: Pixabay
Food alert and recall in Spain for popular chicken product as it has traces of milk which have not been declared.
The Spanish Food Safety and Nutrition Agency (Aesan) have issued a warning to say that the ‘La Cocinera’ brand chicken wings have been found to contain undeclared traces of milk.
Milk is considered to be an allergen and when it is included in food products it should be shown clearly on the packaging. This means that people are able to avoid as it can cause serious health problems to people who have an allergy to milk.
Aesan were first alerted to the problem after notification was sent from the health authorities of the Community of Madrid through the Coordinated System for the Rapid Exchange of Information (Sciri).
The product affected is the ‘American style chicken wings. Marinated, cooked, battered, pre-fried and deep-frozen’. The batches which have been affected are L109722A14 and L110322A14 which have an expiry date of July 2022 and a weight of 500 grams. The product is marketed in carton packs.
Findus have been able to verify that traces of milk have been found in the product.
“The decision to recall this product was taken after the company verified that samples belonging to the batches subject to recall contained traces of milk, a food considered an allergen,” said La Cocinera.
“Findus has blocked the distribution and at the same time activated the procedures for the withdrawal from the market of the products belonging to the identified batches.”
As reported El Espanol, “Aesan recommends ‘as a precautionary measure’ that people allergic or intolerant to milk proteins or lactose refrain from consuming the affected batches of this product. ‘The consumption of this product does not pose any risk to the rest of the population’”.
The product has been distributed in all of Spain’s autonomous communities and cities with the exception of Melilla, according to Aesan.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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