Last updated on 27 March 2014
Kettle Sweet Potato Chips withdrawn
Kettle Foods Ltd has withdrawn some packs of its Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips Sweet Chilli because they contain wheat (gluten). Wheat is labelled in the ingredients list, however the product labelling also states 'no gluten-containing ingredients'. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.
Product name: Oven Baked Kettle Sweet Potato Chips Sweet Chilli
Pack size: 80g
'Best before' dates and batch codes:
- 16 June 2014 (4050 and 4051)
- 21 June 2014 (4057)
- 28 June 2014 (4063 and 4064)
- 5 July 2014 (4070)
Allergens: Wheat (gluten)
This product contains wheat (gluten), making it a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to wheat or gluten.
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, 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The company has withdrawn the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.
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