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Updated | Environmental Health Directorate issues warnings for snacks, health supplement

A number of locally produced snack packets contain undeclared traces of peanuts and one health supplement was found to contain unauthorised substances

15 January 2016, 2:00pm
A number of snack packets produced in Malta have been found to contain traces of peanuts, which were not declared on the packaging.

In accordance with the Food Safety Act and Regulation (EC) No. 178 of 2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health wishes to inform the public that following analysis carried out, Bacos, Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips, Cheese & Onion Pops and Cocktail Snacks should not be consumed by persons allergic to peanuts.

Biscuits branded 'Biskuttini', from Leo Confectionery, were also found to have traces of peanuts.

The company producing the snacks was instructed to re-label the products in question, however since part of the production has probably reached the final consumer, the Directorate is obliged to inform the public.

The Health Directorate has also issued a warning about the presence of unauthorised substances in a health supplement. 

Noxpump pre-training formula DY (Fruit Punch), produced by Dorian Yates, has been found to contain methyl-synephrine and phenethylamine derivative which are unauthorised substances in food supplements.

The company responsible for the production of the supplement has also issued a recall.

For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Health Inspectorate Services between 8:00am. and 2:30pm. on telephone number 2133 7333, or by calling personally at its offices at Continental Business Centre, Old Railway Track, Santa Venera or by email [email protected]  The public is also being invited to access the Directorate’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Environmental-Health-Directorate-Malta/  or our official website at https://ehealth.gov.mt/HealthPortal/public_health/environmental health/department_for_env_health.aspx for similar information.

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