Last updated on 19 April 2013
Asda withdraws own-brand noodle pouch
Asda is withdrawing its Chosen by You Chicken & Mushroom Noodle Pouch with 'use by' dates of 22 and 23 April 2013, because the product contains shellfish powder with prawns, which is not declared on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people with an allergy to prawns (crustaceans). The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
The product being withdrawn is:
- Asda Chosen by You Chicken & Mushroom Noodle Pouch, 400g
- 'Use by' dates: 22 and 23 April 2013
Asda has withdrawn the above date codes from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores, alerting customers to the withdrawal. The company will also contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members of the withdrawal.
Customers with an allergy to prawns (crustaceans) are advised not to eat this product, but to return it to the nearest Asda store for a full refund. Customers can also contact the Asda Customer Relations by calling 0500 100 055.
No other Asda products are known to be affected.
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