Last updated on 31 January 2014
Shazans Beef Burgers and Lamb Burgers withdrawn
Shazan Food Ltd has withdrawn all packs of Shazans Beef Burgers and Lamb Burgers because the products contain wheat and sulphites, which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product labels. Also, the sulphites are not mentioned on the ingredients list. The burgers are a possible health risk for anyone who is sensitive to sulphites, allergic to wheat and/or intolerant to gluten.
The withdrawn products are:
Product name: Shazans Beef Burgers
Pack size: 840g
'Best before' date: All date codes up to and including 15 February 2015
Product name: Shazans Lamb Burgers
Pack size: 840g
'Best before' date: All date codes up to and including 23 February 2015
No other Shazans products are known to be affected.
Allergens: sulphites, wheat
This product contains sulphites and wheat, making it a possible health risk for those who are sensitive to sulphites and/or allergic to wheat and/or intolerant to gluten.
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought any of the above products and have a sensitivity to sulphites and/or an allergy to wheat and/or an intolerance to gluten, please do not eat them. Instead return it to the store where you bought it.
Action taken by the company
The company has withdrawn the products from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.
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