Last updated on 25 February 2014

M&S Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets withdrawn

Marks & Spencer has withdrawn its Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets because a small number of packs contain egg, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to egg. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details

Product name: M&S Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets

Pack size: 200g

'Use by' date: all date codes

No other Marks & Spencer products are known to be affected.

Risk

Allergen: egg

This product contains 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 the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to egg, do not eat it. Instead, return it to your nearest Marks & Spencer store.

Action taken by the company

The company has withdrawn the product from sale. Also, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. A copy of the product information notice issued by Marks & Spencer is attached.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

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