April 12, 2012

Mediterra S.A. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Mastihashop Brand Pies, Pasta and Spreads

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following news release regarding Mastihashop Brand pie with chios mastiha 80g, honey pie with almonds 80g, halva pie with chios mastiha and peanuts 80g, figs stuffed with almonds 360g, greek garlic spread with almonds 180g, handmade trahana pasta with mastiha 340g, smoked eggplant spread with chios mastiha 180g, and spicy garlic spread with chios mastiha 180g, because they may contain undeclared allergens.

Specifically mastiha pie, honey pie and halva pie contain egg albumin, wheat flour and nuts (almonds). The handmade trahana contains milk yogurt and wheat gluten. The figs contain nuts (almonds). The Greek garlic spread contains nuts (almonds) and wheat bread. The smoked eggplant contains nuts (pine nuts). The spicy garlic spread with mastiha contains wheat bread. People who have allergies to egg, milk, wheat, and/or nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

These products have been sold in the United States via internet sales through www.mastihashopny.com and from one retail store located at 145 Orchard St., New York, New York.

The mastiha pie, halva pie and honey pie are packaged in a plastic bag and wrapped in paper as secondary packaging. Mastiha pie is marked with LOT09120202 and best before end 12/30/2012. Honey pie is marked with LOT27111107 and best before end 06/30/2012. Halva pie is marked with LOT85111104 and best before end 06/25/2012.

The figs with almonds and handmade trahana are packaged in a plastic vacuum bag and a paper box as secondary packaging. Figs are marked with LOT16111115 and best before end 04/30/2012. The handmade trahana pasta is marked with LOT03101125 and best before end 04/30/2012.

The Greek garlic spread, smoked eggplant spread, and spicy garlic spread are packaged in a glass jar with a black lid. Greek garlic spread is marked with LOT03110916 and best before end 09/30/2012. Smoked eggplant is marked with LOT3111020 and best before end 04/30/2013. Spicy garlic spread is marked with LOT01110916 and best before end 09/30/2012.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm299956.htm?source=govdelivery.