Nigerians have been warned not to use Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing, an organic food product made by Van Law Food Products in the United States of America, according to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
Van Law Food Items, a Fullerton, California-based firm, is voluntarily recalling the products because they may contain undeclared soy and wheat allergens, according to the FDA.
The NAFDAC public alert, bearing the number 025/2022 and signed by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the agency’s Director-General, was sent to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.
The recall was started after it was revealed that the food was sold in packaging that did not identify the presence of soy and wheat allergens, according to Adeyeye.
Individuals with a soy or wheat allergy or severe sensitivity may experience a dangerous or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these items, according to her.
Following an examination, Adeyeye revealed that the problem was caused by a temporary malfunction in Van Law Food Product’s labeling and packaging processes.
Importers, distributors, retailers, healthcare practitioners, and consumers are urged to take caution in the importation, distribution, sale, and use of the recalled product, according to the Director-General.
She also advised members of the public with recalled products to stop selling or using them and to turn them into the nearest NAFDAC office.
“NAFDAC encourages healthcare professionals, consumers, and patients to report any adverse reactions to this product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL-FREE from all networks.
“Any adverse effect can also be reported to [email protected] or through the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting portal at www.nafdac.gov.ng,” the DG stated.