- Recall Involves Aplety Rotini With Herbal Bolognese Meal Kit
- Milk is one of the most common food allergens
- Its presence in a product must be declared in the list of ingredients
A company has recalled its pasta meal kits because they may contain milk as an undeclared allergen. They may pose a health risk to people with allergies to milk.
Seviroli Foods has recalled its Aplenty Rotini with Plant Based Bolognese Meal Kit because it was “inadvertently packaged” and did not list milk as an ingredient, the company told the United States Food and Drug Administration. website.
This means that a person who is allergic to milk may consume the product believing that it does not contain the allergen. Avoiding milk and other products containing dairy products is “the only way” for people with allergies to manage disease, according to American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Explain.
Milk is one of eight allergens that should be declared on the label of ingredients “in plain language” under the Consumer Protection Act of 2004.
“Consumers who have a severe allergy or sensitivity to milk are at risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product,” the company said, adding that there were no incidents so far. or disease related.
the call back affects Aplety Rotini with a 24 oz Herbal Bolognese Meal Kit with UPC number 842379197598. It affects lot code 1148 with an expiration date of May 28, 2022; Lot code 1161 with an expiration date of June 10, 2022 and lot code 1162 with an expiration date of June 11, 2022.
The items were sold in Amazon Fresh stores and on Fresh online. They have been “distributed throughout the United States”. The affected products have been removed from the shelves of Amazon stores, the company noted.
Those with questions about the recall can contact the company at 516-222-6220 (ext. 111).
Common food allergen
Milk is actually one of the most common food allergens, and people who are allergic to cow’s milk can also be allergic to milk from other animals.
Some of the symptoms include hives, vomiting, upset stomach, and bloody stools soon after consuming milk or milk protein. Food allergies, including milk, can also cause anaphylaxis – the life-threatening reaction that impairs breathing and sends the body into shock. This, however, is said to be rare.
Apart from milk and dairy products, other possible, less obvious sources milk that allergy sufferers should be careful of are chocolate, baked goods, nougat, some medicines containing milk, breakfast meat and hot dogs as they can use the casein from milk protein as a binder, and even shellfish as they are sometimes soaked in milk to reduce the fishy smell.