Allergenic substances in IKEA biscuits
At present, the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety and the IKEA manufacturer are warning against a possible health risk that comes from a sweetener sold at IKEA. It appears that the whey powder was used in the product concerned, but the milk was not indicated as an ingredient on the package. This can lead to health problems in allergy sufferers and in people with lactose intolerance.
We are interested in the "SÖTSAK SKUMTOPP" cookie with all the best expiration dates from 12 March 2019 to 18 April 2019. In particular, customers who are aware of an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk components, do not must consume the product in question. Cookies can be returned to all IKEA stores. There, the full purchase price will be refunded even without proof of purchase.
Safe for non-allergic people
"People who are not allergic to milk or milk components or who do not suffer from intolerance, can consume the product without hesitation", IKEA writes in a recent customer information.
Lactose intolerance is widespread
According to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, around 15% of the population in Germany is affected by lactose intolerance. In these people, the consumption of milk or milk components causes serious digestive problems and intestinal discomfort. These can appear directly after consumption or up to 24 hours later and can manifest as fatigue, headache, flatulence, diarrhea, sleep disturbances, itchy rashes, as well as nausea and vomiting. (Vb)
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