Last updated on 9 January 2013

Asda withdraws beef hotpot

Asda is withdrawing its own-brand Great Stuff Minced Beef Hotpot because the product contains wheat/gluten, which is mentioned on the label but not in the allergen advice box. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

  • Asda Great Stuff Minced Beef Hotpot, 200g
  • All date codes

If you have an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, do not eat this product. You can return it to your nearest store for a full refund.

Asda has withdrawn all date codes of the above product from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to tell consumers why the product has been withdrawn and the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations which will inform members who are intolerant of or allergic to wheat/gluten about the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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

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