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Cyprus: Herbs recalled after failure to list potential allergen

Yesterday, the Cypriot Health Ministry’s Public Health Service recalled basil and mint from two brands because of a failure to list a potential allergen among ingredients.

Both herbs were found to contain celery, which is an allergen and could potentially cause issues to those allergic to it. The specific ingredient was not listed on the packaging, which violates current food labelling legislation, according to the public health service.

The manufacturer has already been notified, with instructions for an immediate recall/withdrawal of the specific batch from the market.

Meanwhile, members of the public who may have already bought the specific product and are allergic to celery are advised to refrain from consuming the products and to return them to their point of purchase.

Product details can be found below:

1. Product: Basil
Brand: Macao
Best before: 31 DEC 2024
Batch number: LOT.2022
Country: Greece
Net Weight: 40g
Packaged in glass jar

2. Product: Ground Mint
Brand: Carnation Spices
Best before: 31 MAR 2026
Batch number: L290822
Country: Egypt
Net Weight: 165g
Packaged in plastic jar



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