Last updated on 21 November 2013

Sainsbury's withdraws Goats' Cheese and Beetroot Bakes

Sainsbury's has withdrawn packs of its Taste the Difference Goats' Cheese and Beetroot Bakes with Roast Beetroot Salsa, which have a 'best before' end date of August 2014. This is because a packaging error means some packs may contain a product with egg as an ingredient, which is not mentioned on the label. The product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert. If you have an allergy or intolerance to egg, do not to eat this product. You can return it to your nearest Sainsbury's store for a full refund.

Product details

The withdrawn product is:

  • Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Goats’ Cheese and Beetroot Bakes with Roast Beetroot Salsa, 330g
  • 'Best before' end date: August 2014

Sainsbury's has withdrawn the above product from sale. Point-of-sale notices have been displayed in stores. The company has also contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell them about the withdrawal.

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

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