Last updated on 6 December 2013

Asda withdraws four breakfast cereals

Asda has withdrawn four of its own-brand 'Chosen By You' breakfast cereals because there is a risk the products could be cross-contaminated with peanuts and nuts. Peanuts and nuts are not mentioned on the product labels, which means the products are a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts or nuts. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

If you have an allergy to peanuts or nuts, do not eat any of the products listed below.

Product details

The products withdrawn from sale are:

  • Product: Asda Chosen By You Honey Hoops
  • Pack size: 375g
  • 'Best before' date: all dates
  • Product: Asda Chosen By You Choco Balls
  • Pack size: 375g
  • 'Best before' date: all dates
  • Product: Asda Chosen By You Choco Curls
  • Pack size: 375g
  • 'Best before' date: all dates
  • Product: Asda Chosen By You Golden Balls
  • Pack size: 375g
  • 'Best before' date: all dates

The company has displayed customer notices in stores, explaining to consumers why the products have been withdrawn. If you have bought one of the products, you can return it for a full refund. You can contact Asda Customer Relations by phoning 0800 952 0101 (free to call from a UK landline).

The company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

About Allergy Alerts

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

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