Last updated on 25 February 2014

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing withdrawn

Sainsbury’s has withdrawn all packs of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing because the product may contain traces of peanut due to cross contamination during manufacturing. This is not mentioned on the label making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to peanuts.

Product details

Product name: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing
Pack size: 110g
'Best before' date: all date codes

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

Risk

Allergen: Peanuts

This product may contain peanuts, making it a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to peanuts.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and you are allergic to peanuts, please do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

The company has withdrawn the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. A copy of the customer notice issued by Sainsbury’s is attached.

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