Last updated on 14 March 2014
Mazza tinned sweet products recalled
RS UK Foods Ltd is recalling two Mazza tinned sweet products because they contain wheat (gluten), which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product labels. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.
In addition, four other products produced by RS UK Foods Ltd are being recalled due to a potential food safety concern relating to the canning process.
The products being recalled due to the presence of undeclared wheat (gluten) are:
- Kala Jamun
- Gulab Jamun
Pack sizes: 1 kg
'Best before' date: All 'best before' date codes
No other Mazza products are known to be affected.
Allergens: Wheat (gluten)
These products contain wheat (gluten), making them a possible health risk for those who have an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, please do not eat them. Instead return them to the store where purchased from.
Action taken by the company
The company has recalled the products from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The additional four products being recalled due to potential food safety concerns relating to the canning process are:
These products are all 1kg pack sizes and all ‘best before’ date codes are being recalled.
A recall notice has been issued by the company, a copy of which is attached to this alert.
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