Peanut ingredients should be printed accurately and legibly in product’s label. Failure to do so may affect some individuals allergic to peanuts.
Natural Balance Foods has withdrawn its Nakd Cashew Cookie bar with a ‘best before’ date of 2 March 2011, because the product contains trace amounts of peanuts that are not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with a peanut allergy. The Agency has issued anAllergy Alert.
If you have a peanut allergy you are advised not to eat the product.
The withdrawn product is:
Product name: Nakd Cashew Cookie bar
Best before: 2 March 2011
The company has withdrawn all the affected stock from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members of the withdrawal.
No other Natural Balance Foods products are known to be affected.
Symptoms of peanut allergies includes 1) Fainting. 2) Skin reactions such as redness and swelling around the mouth or face, eczema and itchy, red bumpy rashes. 3) Belly cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. 4) Runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and wheezing. 5) Anaphylaxis – a life-threatening situation that requires immediate attention.
Only 0.4 to 0.6 percent of population are affected by peanut allergy. Peanuts and peanut containing products should be avoided by affected individuals.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Accepts coaching and consultancy services. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines.