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Undeclared soya in a batch of Boots Kids Daily Health Multivitamins Strawberry Flavour.

The Irish Food Safety Authority, in a Food Allergen Alert, warns of danger with regards the consumption of Boots Kids Daily Health Multivitamins, Strawberry Flavour; pack size: 30 gummies; Batch code: 82221103; with best before date: May 17th 2024.

The above stated batch of Boots Kids Daily Health Multivitamins, Strawberry Flavour, was mispacked with Boots Kids Health Multivitamin + Omega 3 Orange Flavour gummies. This product contains soya which is not declared in the list of ingredients.

Soy allergy is one of the most common food allergies in infants and children. This food allergy is often outgrown by the age of 3 years. Symptoms of a soy allergy may be mild or severe, and can include:

  • Hives, itching or eczema
  • Tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Swelling of lips, face, tongue, throat or other parts of the body
  • Wheezing, runny nose or trouble breathing
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness, light-headedness or fainting

Some people may have a serious reaction to soy called anaphylaxis, which is potentially life-threatening, if it is not treated. This may make the batch unsafe for consumers, latter who are allergic to or intolerant of soya.

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