Last updated on 17 December 2013

Sainsbury's onion rings and garlic dip products withdrawn

Sainsbury's is withdrawing all date codes of By Sainsbury's Onion Rings & Garlic Dip and By Sainsbury's Share Onion Rings & Garlic Dip because a small number of products contain egg, which is not mentioned on the label due to a packaging error. This makes the products a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to egg.

Product details:

Product name: By Sainsbury's Onion Rings & Garlic Dip
Pack size: 310g
Use by date: All date codes

Product name: By Sainsbury's Share Onion Rings & Garlic Dip
Pack size: 310g
Use by date: All date codes

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.

Risk:

Allergen: Egg

These products contain egg, making it a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to egg.

Our advice to consumers:

If you have bought one of the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to egg, please do not eat it. Instead return it to the store where you bought it.

Action taken by the company:

The company has withdrawn the products from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members about the withdrawal.

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Ref: AV/2013