Glico Collon Biscuit Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Accord United Pty recalls some Glico Collon Strawberry and Chocolate Glico Collon Biscuits due to undeclared egg, milk, soy and wheat, all known allergens. ACCC: http://ht.ly/nwmFQ

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1050173

Additional information:Glico Collon Biscuits
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Biscuits are subject to this recall:

  • Strawberry Biscuits in pink cardboard box, 54 gram weight; best before: 17.09.13
  • Chocolate Biscuits in brown cardboard box, 54 gram weight; best before: 30.09.13

About Egg, Milk, Soy and Wheat Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg products), milk (and milk products), soy (and soy products) and wheat (and wheat ingredients) are sources of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions.

Foods made from egg, for example, may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from these products. Examples of these include words such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These ingredients (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not look or sound as if they are derived from milk. Examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Likewise, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others.

Finally, wheat (and wheat products) can be a source of potentially deadly, allergic reactions. People with a wheat allergy should suspect products such as all breads, cakes, breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, beer, soy sauce and even condiments, such as ketchup, as having wheat unless specifically declared otherwise.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to egg, milk, soy and/or wheat ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 0-0-0 (Australia), 1-1-1 (New Zealand) or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical centre. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

It is important to note that a person allergic to one type of food may also be allergic to others. Multiple undeclared allergens may compound symptoms in susceptible persons. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect you or someone else is suffering from Anaphylactic Shock.

You can learn more about Food Allergies from Australia’s Department of Health and Ageing by visiting: http://ht.ly/cq6s5

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13680
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