On 23 May 2022, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) responded to concerns raised by a number of people with peanut allergies relating to contaminated soya lecithin, advising that there is currently no evidence of unsafe food on the market.
FSS and the FSA have been engaging with businesses and local authorities to investigate the issue and have been reassured by the evidence provided by industry to date, which suggests that the incident has been controlled.
FSS advise they will continue to work with key partners and provide further updates should there be any change to this guidance. Furthermore, FSS advises those with peanut allergies to continue following allergen information on food products.
More information on food allergy and allergen labelling requirements can be found on the FSS website.
Sources: FSS, 23 May 2022 and FSA, 25 May 2022