The Ministry of Health Warns the Public Against the Consumption of Banana Snack – Body Juice, and Vanilla Snack – Lowy Sweets
Due to a complaint made by a citizen to the Food Service of the Southern District, of allergy symptoms from snack bars that were given out at a synagogue in Dimona, laboratory testing was performed of the following products:
- “Vanilla Snack with Superb Chocolate Coating, manufactured by Lowy Sweets, Karkur, 37106, PO Box 755, tel. 04-6111000, 30-Dec-2013.”
- “Banana Snack Banana Flavored Coated Jelly Snack, manufactured by Body Juice Confectionery and Drinks Manufacturing Company Ltd., Tel: 04-6111000. PO Box 4046, zip-code 30010, 30-Dec-2013.”
The laboratory tests indicate the presence of milk proteins in the products. It should be noted that there is no mention of milk or of milk products on the list of ingredients that appears on the product, and the product is labeled as “Parve” (non-dairy).
The Ministry of Health does not know of a confectionery manufacturer of this type in Karkur.
The Ministry of Health warns the public against consuming these products, especially those people who are sensitive to milk proteins.