A young child presenting allergy to groundnuts regularly eats food
prepared in chicken-stock from the label Knorr.
At the end of a meal, he presents an asthmatic reaction leading his
parents to reconsider all the labels of the various kinds of food eaten
at that time. As they read over again the label of the chicken-stock
produced under the label Knorr, they discover that its making-up has
changed and that henceforth it contains fat matters, among which groundnut
replacing animal fat matters that made it up previously.
It has to be noticed that the new making-up also includes lactoserum
and therefore milk proteins. Egg is part and parcel in both formulas.
This observation draws one’s attention on labels that change
and may easily catch out the consumers’watchfulness.
The incriminated product was manufactured in the same factory, presented
the same packing-up and its expiry date was close to 01/2002 and 07/2002.
To find groundnut and milk in chicken-stock. Is quite astonisting for
not well-informed consumers.
Therefore, we add avoidance of Knorr chicken-stock in the avoidance
diet of our patients allergic to groundnuts, milk and/or eggs.
It is therefore quite essential for our patients
to check the making-up and components of the products
they use on any pack they buy.
Immunologie Clinique et Allergologie
CHU de Nancy, Hôpital Central
54035 Nancy Cedex