In the 500 grams of Belgian vegan protein the milk protein is measured, but the product is not labeled with milk proteins, so it can cause a complaint to sensitive consumers – the National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) website Monday.
The bureau was informed about this via the Rapid Alert System (RASFF) of the European Commission.
Nébih suggests that the 500g vegan protein (RASFF reference 2018.2351) produced by Medix Laboratoires (Belgium) in July 2020 with an aroma of vanilla macaroni is not sensitive to milk proteins.
Milk allergy is a form of food allergy. In this case the body recognizes the components of milk protein (beta-lactoglobulin, lactalbumin or casein) as a foreign substance and forms an immune response against them.
Milk allergy is not the same as lactose intolerance. The difference between the symptoms of the two diseases is that the symptoms of the human milk allergy appear after the introduction of a small amount of milk, while in the case of lactase deficiency the remaining lactase capacity is capable of breaking down a small amount of milk, so that the symptoms do not necessarily occur – explains Nébih.