The Spanish Food Safety Agency (Aesan) has issued an alert to warn of the presence of undeclared gluten in some sweets sold in Spanish supermarkets. Gluten is an allergen that must appear on the labeling in accordance with current legislation as it can cause different health problems for intolerant people.
According to the Aesan, which depends on the Ministry of Consumption, the affected product are cakes called Antwerp Mill 8 pc, from the Amgaletta brand, sold in cardboard boxes and weighing 640 grams.
As is usual with this type of allergen alerts, Aesan learned of the incident thanks to a notice posted by the Belgian health authorities through the European Food Alert Network (Rasff). The Aesan points out that the product has been distributed in several countries, including Spain, where it would have reached Catalonia.
The alert has already been transferred to the competent authorities of the autonomous communities through the Coordinated Rapid Information Exchange System (Sciri), “in order to verify the withdrawal of the affected products from the marketing channels”.
Likewise, the Aesan asks, as a precautionary measure, that those consumers “with problems derived from the intake of gluten” refrain from consuming these cakes. “The consumption of this product does not involve any risk for other consumers“, ends the Aesan.