This popular product may be dangerous. GIS calls for vigilance

This popular product may be dangerous.  GIS calls for vigilance

The Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS) issued a statement warning against the consumption of popular flour. The product may turn out to be dangerous, especially for one group of people.

The Chief Sanitary Inspectorate issued a new announcement. An ingredient was detected in one of the types of flour may cause severe allergic reactions and pose a threat to the health of consumers. Actions have already been taken to withdraw the product from sale.

Chickpea flour – product details

The announcement of the Chief Sanitary Inspector concerns: chickpea flour (chickpeas) Melvit brand (1 kg). “The product tested by the State Sanitary Inspectorate contained soy protein. The label (…) does not provide adequate information regarding the presence of this allergenic ingredient,” we read in the statement. It also indicates details about the food item:

  • Lot number: 240206/106

  • Date of minimum durability: 05/02/2025

  • Producer: MELVIT SA, ul. Grójecka 194/91, 02-390 Warszawa

  • Production plant: Nowowiejska 35, 07-410 Olszewo-Borki, Kruki

The Chief Sanitary Inspector emphasizes that Flour consumption may cause serious health consequences in people with soy protein allergy. Melvit SA cooperates with inspection offices and the State Sanitary Inspection to withdraw the product from the market.

How does soy protein allergy manifest itself?

Allergies can have different courses and cause non-specific symptoms. The most frequently reported symptoms include gastric complaints (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flatulence). Redness around the mouth and swelling of the lips and tongue may also occur. In the most severe cases, the consumption of soy protein leads to anaphylactic shock, which is life-threatening if the allergic person does not receive appropriate help in time. Most often, it involves the rapid administration of adrenaline.

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