NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians about Van Law Food Products which is said to contain some undeclared allergies.
Adeyeye said in the alert that Van Law Food Products, an Incorporation of Fullerton, California is issuing a voluntary recall of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing because it may contain undeclared Soy and Wheat allergens.
She stated that the recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of Soy and Wheat allergen.
Van Law Food Products is a manufacturer of liquid flavorings, food colors, and beverage bases for local distributors.
According to Adeyeye, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy or Wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products.
She added that subsequent investigation indicated that the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in Van Law Food Product’s labelling and packaging processes.
NAFDAC, however, implored importers, distributors, retailers, healthcare providers and consumers to exercise caution in the importation, distribution, sale and use of the recalled lots.
The agency also advised members of the public who are in possession of the recalled lots product to discontinue the sale and use or hand over stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.
“NAFDAC encourages healthcare professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events related to the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office,” said the NAFDAC boss.
The agency also recently notified Nigerians to the recall of dark chocolate covered cherries by Torn and Glasser of Pomona due to similar reasons.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing dark chocolate covered cherries was mixed with dark chocolate covered Almonds in the bag.
Adeyeye stated that the dark chocolate covered cherries were sold at Sprouts farmer market store in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, under the Sprouts farmer market brand from Nov. 3, 2021.
She added that subsequent investigation indicated that some dark chocolate covered Almonds were used for dark Chocolate covered cherries by production personnel.
She urged people who suffered allergic reaction from consuming the product batch to seek immediate medical attention from a healthcare professional.