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Recall for sausages: allergen not labeled

Bleyer & Wichert GmbH & Co. KG has issued a recall for the product "Small Rostbratwurst 14x25g". According to the company, the sausages may contain an allergen not declared on the packaging. Therefore, health problems cannot be excluded for some people.

Bleyer & Wichert GmbH & Co. KG, Die Wurstmanufaktur recalls the article "Small Rostbratwurst 14x25g". According to the company from Kaltenkirchen (Schleswig-Holstein), the sausages could contain the allergen mustard, which is not declared on the packaging. Grilled sausages could cause allergic reactions in people allergic to mustard.

Unlabeled mustard allergen

According to customer information published by the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) on its portal "lebensmittelnning.de", the sausages "Kleine Rostbratwurstel", packaging unit 350 grams, batch number 561 , expiry date (MHD) are concerned by the recall: 08/12/2022 – 09/25/2022 concerned.

As part of quality checks, the product was determined to contain the ingredient "mustard". “Mustard” is one of the allergens that must be labelled. However, the marking on the product is missing.

In this case, customers allergic to mustard are requested not to consume the product.

Reactions can be strong

Mustard allergy is probably the most common allergy to spices, writes the Medical University (MedUni) of Vienna on its website.

Symptoms that can occur with this food allergy typically affect the skin and mucous membranes (eg itching), gastrointestinal tract (eg vomiting and diarrhea), upper and lower respiratory tract (cough, etc.) and the cardiac-circulatory system (eg. tachycardia or dizziness).

Although the likelihood of contracting a mustard allergy is very low according to experts, the reactions are often very strong. Symptoms can be very severe and lead to anaphylactic reactions, explains the German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB). (ad)

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