Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Allergy Alert: Australian Gourmet Spices

Menora Foods Pty. Ltd. (Victoria, Australia), an Australian importer of Israeli foods, has recalled two batch codes of Menora brand Gourmet SpicesGaram Masala, due to the presence of an undeclared allergen. Garam Masala is an Indian-style spice blend used in cooking.

The product was sold in 20g plastic packets, labeled with Batch No. 26108 or 26208, at the following states and locations:

  • South Australia: Woolworths, IGA
  • Victoria: IGA, Ritchies
  • New South Wales: IGA, Franklins, Ritchies
  • Queensland: Royal Foods Pty Ltd.

The recalled batches of Garam Masala contain sesame, which was not declared on the package label. Individuals who are allergic to sesame may experience serious reactions after ingesting a product containing this food allergen.

Consumers who purchased one of the recalled batches of Menora Gourmet Spices - Garam Masala should return the product to the store for a refund.

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