A food safety alert has been issued by the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) that affects one of the best-known margarine brands: Flora.
It was the company itself that informed the authorities of the incident, and Aesan became aware of it after the Portuguese health authorities alerted the European Food Alert Network (RASFF).
The problem lies in the presence of milk in one of the batches of margarine that is marketed under the name 'Original Flora', without it being specified on the labelling of the product.
Specifically, the affected batch is 129404098, which is sold in a 225-gramme plastic tub and with a best before date of 03/10/2022.
The product has been distributed in Spain and the information has been spread to all the regions to make sure the affected products have been removed from the shelves.
The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition recommends people who are allergic or intolerant to milk to refrain from consuming the affected margarine if they have it at home. However, it stresses that the product does not carry any risk for the rest of the population.