Supermarket Urgently Recalls Protein Powder Containing Unexpected Ingredient
There has been a national recall of a popular protein product available from Woolworths supermarkets.
The urgent recall has been issued for the Keep it Cleaner Plant-Based Protein Powder Chocolate Flavour 375g due to the presence of an undeclared allergen.
While the protein powder is labelled as vegan, Metro Food Co which produces the product has issued the recall due to the presence of dairy in the product.
The affected batch has a best before date of 3 July 2022.
Those with a dairy allergy or intolerance could suffer a reaction if they consume the product.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued the recall on Thursday (September 10) as an allergy alert.
"Keep it Cleaner Plant Based Protein Powder Chocolate Flavour 375g with a BEST BEFORE date of 03/JULY/2022 due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (dairy)," they said.
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:rotating_light:Allergy Alert :rotating_light: Keep it Cleaner Plant Based Protein Powder Chocolate Flavour 375g with a BEST BEFORE date of 03/JULY/2022 due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (dairy).
The product has been sold at Woolworths nationally.
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The recall notice read: "The product has been available for sale at Woolworths nationally.
"Consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance should not consume this product.
"Customers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund."
According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), milk is a common cause of allergies in children, but is not common in adults.
In Australia and New Zealand around 2% (1 in 50) of babies are allergic to cow's milk.
Most children outgrow cow's milk allergy by the age of three to five years. However, in some people cow's milk allergy may not be outgrown. Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to cow's milk can be life threatening, and should always be treated as medical emergencies that require immediate treatment with adrenaline (epinephrine).
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