Allergen Recall: A Variety of Spartan Protein Products

Allergen Recall: A Variety of Spartan Protein Products

Allergen Recall: A Variety of Spartan Protein Products


Spartan Protein

Spartan Protein Products

Spartan Protein are recalling various Protein Products as they contain milk, peanuts and wheat (gluten), which are not correctly emphasised on the label.
To see the exact products recalled, scroll to the table at the bottom.

Allergen Labelling

There is clear guidance on how allergens should be labeled, whether this is for foods sold already packaged, or sold loose. There is also clear guidance on how allergens should be presented for those serving food.

In the 'Food allergen labelling and information requirements under the EU Food, Technical Guidance', it clearly states:
"62. This specifies that mandatory information about the presence of the Annex II ingredients which cause allergies will need to be emphasised from the other ingredients within the ingredients lists by means of contrasting font, size, style or background colour. For example: ‘INGREDIENTS: Oatmeal, sunflower oil, prawn (crustacean)’."

So, in this case, the allergens milk, peanuts and wheat (gluten) have not been clearly emphasised from the other ingredients in the ingredients lists.

Those with an allergy or intolerance to these allergens, may quickly skim over the ingredients list in order to see if any of the allergens they react to, are present. If they didn't, buying food would take a very long time for them... This may also be the case for those who buy or prepare food on their behalf; they may not realise that the food does contain those (potentially deadly) allergens

The Spartan Protein Products Recall

Product

Pack Size

Best Before

Batch Code

Lot Number

Allergens

Spartan Peanut Butter & Cacao Flapjack

70g

All Dates

All Batch Codes

All Lot Numbers

Milk, Peanuts, Wheat (gluten)

Spartan Peanut Butter & Honey Flapjack

75g

All Dates

All Batch Codes

All Lot Numbers

Milk, Peanuts, Wheat (gluten)

Total Recovery

All pack sizes

All Dates

All Batch Codes

All Lot Numbers

Milk

Pure Whey Protein

All pack sizes

All Dates

All Batch Codes

All Lot Numbers

Milk

To read the Food Standards Agency's recall notice, click here. To see Spartan Proteins recall notice on the FSA website, click here. We are also pleased to note that they have also put a recall notice up on their own website - something most companies do not do.