Last updated on 1 February 2013

Asda withdraws own-brand almonds

Asda is withdrawing its own-brand Chosen By You Home Baking Whole Blanched Almonds, with a 'best before' date of 5 June 2013, because the product contains peanuts and walnuts which are not declared on the label. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

  • Asda Chosen by You Home Baking Whole Blanched Almonds, 150g
  • 'Best before' date: 5 June 2013
  • Batch number: 2341

If you are allergic or sensitive to peanuts and walnuts please do not eat this product. You can return it to the nearest store for a full refund.

Asda has withdrawn the implicated date code from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to tell consumers why the product is being withdrawn and that they can return it to the store for a full refund. The company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell members who are allergic or sensitive to peanuts and walnuts about the withdrawal.

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

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