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MG legal, solicitors near you, are aware that the President Mini Cheese selection, as supplied by Lactalis McLelland, have been recalled because the mini cheese selection may contain nuts, that are not declared on the labelling of the cheese. 

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Which Product have Lactalis McLelland recalled for containing nuts? 

The cheese that may contain nuts, and has been recalled by Lactalis McLelland, is the President Mini Cheese Selection, Pack size 136.6g Noted allergens- nuts. 

What is a nut allergy? 

If you suffer from an allergy to nuts, this means that your body’s immune system, which usually helps us fight of infection, and keep us safe and well, overreacts to a substance called an allergen. If you do have a nut allergy, then your immune system mistakenly treats proteins found in the nuts food as a threat, and releases chemicals into your body, causing the person eating the nuts to suffer an allergic reaction. Most allergens are not obviously harmful and they have no effect on people who are not allergic to them. Allergic reactions to allergens can vary from mild to life-threatening. 

What are the symptoms of a nut allergy? 

MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors specialise in injuries and illness caused by foreign objects in food and can advise that, whilst each case can be different, symptoms of peanut allergies range from milder reactions to a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. The most common symptom of a nut allergy that our food allergy compensation solicitors see most often, is raised red bumps of skin, called hives, and other allergic symptoms such as runny nose, cramps, nausea or vomiting and general feeling of being unwell. 

What types of food allergies are there? 

There are three main types of food allergy. If you have eaten nuts found in cheese, and start to feel unwell, either suffering minor irritation, or even anaphylactic shock, then in all probability, your food allergy will be IgE-mediated food allergy – this is the most common type of food allergy and is triggered by the immune system producing an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). If you have eaten nuts in cheese, and your symptoms occur a few seconds or minutes after eating, then your food allergy from eating nuts will be IgE- mediated food allergy, and there is a greater risk of anaphylaxis with this type of allergy. 

How will I know if I have a nut allergy? 

If you have a food allergy, you will already usually be aware that you have an allergy- whether it is an allergy to nuts, or something else. 
Symptoms of a nut allergy can include: 
tingling or itching in the mouth 
a raised, itchy red rash (hives) – in some cases, the skin can turn red and itchy, but without a raised rash 
swelling of the face, mouth (angioedema), throat or other areas of the body 
difficulty swallowing 
wheezing or shortness of breath 
feeling dizzy and lightheaded 
feeling sick (nausea) or vomiting 
abdominal pain or diarrhoea 
hay fever-like symptoms, such as sneezing or itchy eyes (allergic conjunctivitis) 

How common is a nut allergy and who gets it? 

Nut allergy is the most common type of severe food allergy, and this is why food producers are usually very careful not to contaminate their food products with nuts. In the UK about 2 in 100 children and about 1 in 200 adults have an allergy to nuts, and the number of people with a peanut allergy is growing. And unfortunately, if you have a nut allergy, then this type of allergy is something that you are very unlikely to grow out of. Only about 1 in 5 people with a nut allergy will grow out of it, and these tend to be the people who have mild reactions. 

Lactalis McLelland have recalled the President Mini Cheese Selection because of undeclared nuts. 

If, however, you have been the victim of the supplier’s mistake, and suffered illness such as tingling or itching in your mouth, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, feeling sick, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, of general feeling of illness, contact our solicitors near you that specialise in nut allergy claims, to discuss making a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve for the duty of care that was owed to you, but not showed. 
MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors accept all food illness claims, including nut allergy claims, on a No Win No Fee basis. Contact us today for a response within the hour
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