Last updated on 9 February 2012
Waitrose recalls its Spiced King Prawn Salad
Waitrose has recalled all date codes of Waitrose Spiced King Prawn Salad because the product contains sesame seeds that were not declared on the label. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic to sesame. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
- Waitrose LOVE Life You Count Spiced King Prawn Noodle Salad, 230g
- Date codes: All use by dates
Waitrose has removed the product from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and the actions they can take if they have purchased this product. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at risk members of the recall.
For further information, customers should call Waitrose Customer Services on 0800 188884.
No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.
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