Food alerts notified by AESAN – the food standards agency in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
ASSSA

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has issued several food alerts due to safety concerns. These food alerts affect products distributed within Spain and potentially in other regions as well.

Here are the details of the food alerts:

Warning for individuals allergic to milk proteins

AESAN has alerted individuals allergic to milk proteins about the sale of HACENDADO brand GLUTEN-FREE/LACTOSE-FREE MARIA COOKIES containing milk proteins not listed on the label.

As a precautionary measure, individuals allergic to milk proteins are advised not to consume the product mentioned above if they have it at home.

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Product Details:
  • Product Name: GLUTEN-FREE/LACTOSE-FREE MARIA COOKIES
  • Brand: HACENDADO
  • Packaging: Plastic pack
  • Lot Number: 29/05/25 060 20:52 1
  • Best Before Date: 29/05/2025
  • Unit Weight: 205 g
  • Storage Temperature: Ambient

The distribution of this product has been to MERCADONA stores.

 

Alert due to the presence of Salmonella in alfalfa sprouts from Spain

AESAN has been informed of the presence of Salmonella in alfalfa sprouts under the brand Tugas with an expiration date of 03/05/2024.

Consumers are advised not to consume the affected products.

Product Details:
  • Product Name: Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Brand Name: Tugas
  • Packaging: Plastic bag
  • Lot Number: 5140012S106E
  • Expiration Date: 03/05/2024
  • Unit Weight: 50 g
  • Storage Temperature: Refrigerated

Initial distribution has been to the autonomous communities of Catalonia and Galicia, but redistribution to other regions is possible.

Warning for individuals allergic to gluten, sulfites, mustard, or nuts

AESAN warns about the presence of gluten and allergens like sulfites, mustard, or nuts in FITSTYLE brand gluten-free oat flour with the possibility of containing traces of these allergens not listed on the label.

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As a precautionary measure, individuals with gluten intolerance or allergies to sulfites, mustard, or nuts are advised not to consume the product.

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Product Details:
  • Product Name: Gluten-free oat flour flavored dinosaur cookie (DINO COOKIES)
  • Brand: FITSTYLE
  • Packaging: 500 g packets
  • Lot Number: J290224A
  • Best Before Date: 31/01/2025
  • Unit Weight: 500 g
  • Storage Temperature: Ambient

Initial distribution has been to the autonomous community of Aragon, but redistribution to other regions is possible.

Warning for individuals allergic to egg, sulfites, mustard, or nuts

AESAN has alerted individuals allergic to egg, sulfites, mustard, or nuts about the possible presence of traces of these allergens in PROTELLA brand Cookie Oat Flour.

As a precautionary measure, individuals allergic to these allergens are advised not to consume the product.

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Product Details:
  • Product Name: Cookie Oat Flour
  • Brand: PROTELLA
  • Packaging: 1,000 g packets
  • Lot Numbers: L040324A and M020424A
  • Best Before Date: 28/02/2025
  • Unit Weight: 1,000 g
  • Storage Temperature: Ambient

Initial distribution has been to the autonomous community of Catalonia, but redistribution to other regions is possible.

Consumers who have purchased any of the affected products are urged to refrain from consuming them if they have any of the listed allergens. If you have consumed any of the alfalfa sprouts and are experiencing symptoms compatible with salmonellosis (mainly diarrhea and/or vomiting accompanied by fever and headache), it is advisable to seek medical attention.

These alerts have been transmitted through the Rapid Information Exchange Coordinated System (SCIRI) to ensure the withdrawal of the affected products from the market channels. It is important to note that the consumption of these products poses no risk to the rest of the population.

Images: @aesan

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