SINGAPORE: Lotte’s Choco Pie Banana has been recalled due to the presence of an undeclared almond allergen.
Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a media release on Friday (Feb 28) that it directed the importer, Sing Long Foodstuff Trading, to recall the product following an alert from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The affected product is the Lotte Choco Pie Banana 12-pack, made in South Korea. It has an expiry date of Apr 11, 2020.
The recall is ongoing, SFA said.
Consumers who have purchased the product and who are allergic to tree nuts such as almonds and other nut products should not consume it, SFA said.
“The presence of this allergen (almonds) does not pose a food safety issue to consumers at large, except for those who are allergic to tree nuts (such as almonds) and nuts products,” it said.
Consumers may contact the importer for enquiries and for exchange or refund of products.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a correction from the Singapore Food Agency on the expiry date of the recalled product.