FSA urgent recall of Co-op Salmon En Croute
Posted on 11th November 2021
Our personal injury solicitors can report that, on Monday 8th November, the Food Standard Agency has announced an urgent recall of Co-op Salmon En Croute because of undeclared prawns in the product which poses an allergy risk to customers with crustacean and shellfish allergies.
The undeclared prawns (crustaceans) are not mentioned on the label, and the batches that are affected are those with a use-by date of 11th November 2021 and 12th November 2021. As a result, Co-op is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.
What does the law say on food labelling and allergens?
This failure to include the allergens in the product labelling is in breach of the newly introduced legislation regarding the labelling of pre-packaged food. From 1st October 2021, the UK Food Information Amendment Act, also known as Natasha’s Law, came into effect in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new act requires food businesses to include a full list of the ingredients on the packaging of food sold on their premises, as well as highlighting any allergens in the product.
This new legislation means that food businesses will have a legal obligation to include a number of pieces of information about their food on the packaging.
A full ingredient list
The name of the food
An emphasis on all the allergenic ingredients
What are the common symptoms of a food allergy from undeclared shell fish?
Whilst everyone is different, and may suffer different reactions as a result of a food allergy, the symptoms of a food allergy almost always develop a few seconds or minutes after eating the undeclared shellfish.
Some people may develop a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), which can be life-threatening.
Other symptoms 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
wheezing or shortness of breath
feeling dizzy and lightheaded
feeling sick (nausea) or vomiting
stomach cramps, abdominal pain, or diarrhea
hay fever-like symptoms, such as sneezing or itchy eyes (allergic conjunctivitis)
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