Ministry of Health warns lactose intolerant about traces of milk found in popular brand of honey

The Department of Health issued a public warning to people with milk allergies on Friday after traces of milk protein were found in a popular brand of honey.

Yad Mordechai (partially owned by food manufacturer Strauss Group) has announced that all of its honey products with best before dates of January 2, 2025 and April 14, 2025 should not be consumed by people with allergies to honey. milk.

“It is important to note that all honey products are safe to consume for those who are not allergic to milk,” the company said in a statement released by the Department of Health.

After several complaints, Yad Mordechai tested its products. “Minimal traces of milk protein were found in one of Yad Mordechai’s honey sources. These residues likely come from bees, either due to milk protein in their diet or proximity to milk sources,” the company said.

“This honey, which contained traces of milk protein, originated overseas and is part of the mix that makes up Yad Mordechai honey, along with Israeli honey, due to a constant shortage of honey in Israel,” he added.

The company said it was working to collect contaminated products and add a label “may contain traces of milk”.

The ministry said it would test other brands of honey in Israel after the incident.

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