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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has recalled Honest To Goodness’ Organic Wheat Free Quick Oats for containing gluten despite being labelled "wheat-free".
The Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued a notification on the recall of the Finland product which contained an undeclared allergen, specifically gluten.
As a precautionary measure, SFA directed the importer, Little Farms, to recall the implicated product, due to detection of gluten despite claims on the product packaging indicating that the product was gluten-free. The importer has stopped the sale of the product.
Gluten is a type of protein naturally found in wheat and other grains. It does not pose a food safety issue to consumers at large, except for those who are intolerant of or allergic to gluten.
Under Singapore’s Food Regulations, the use of false or misleading claims on prepacked food products which do not reflect the true nature of their contents are prohibited.
Consumers who have purchased the implicated products, and who are intolerant of or allergic to gluten, should not consume them. Those who are intolerant of or allergic to gluten and have consumed the implicated products should seek medical advice if they have concerns about their health. Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries.