Last updated on 17 January 2014

Sainsbury's Bakewell Cake Slices withdrawn

Sainsbury's is withdrawing all packs of by Sainsbury's 6 Bakewell Cake Slices because some packs may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to milk or its constituents.

Product details

Product name: by Sainsbury's 6 Bakewell Cake Slices
Pack size: 200g
Use by date: All date codes

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

Risk

Allergen: Milk

This product contains milk, making it a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to milk or its constituents.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where you bought it.

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The company has withdrawn the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.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 point-of-sale notice issued by Sainsbury's is attached to this notice.

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Ref: B/2014