Mediterra SA Recalls Multiple Food Items Over Allergen Risk

Posted on April 12, 2012

A number of food products are being recalled by a New York retailer that ships its items all across the country via internet sales.

The company,  Mediterra S.A., has produced a variety of foods that contain undeclared allergens.  Depending on the product, allergic consumers could be in danger of ingesting eggs, milk, wheat or nuts.  Mediterra has said that they incorrectly labeled their products by not listing albumin as egg albumin or yogurt as milk yogurt.  Interestingly, they have also said that their white bread should have been labeled as wheat bread and that their almonds and pine nuts should have been labeled as nuts.

The items in question are Pie with Chios Mastiha, Halva Pie with Chios Mastiha and Peanuts, Handmade Trahana Pasta with Mastiha, Smoked Eggplant Spread with Chios Mastiha, Spicy Garlic Bread with Chios Mastiha, Honey Pie with Almonds, Figs Stuffed with Almonds, and Greek Garlic Spread with Almonds.  The products have various use by dates and come in different types of packaging.

Thankfully, there have been no reported allergic reactions in conjunction with these recalled products.  Mediterra is advising customers to bring the items back to the store to receive a complete refund on the product.

As a personal injury lawyer in Ventura, I’m used to seeing food recalls, but they don’t usually encompass so many products.  With so many items sold, I just hope as a San Francisco personal injury attorney that an allergic consumer doesn’t ingest something that could imperil their lives.

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