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  • Sainsbury's onion rings and garlic dip products withdrawn

    Tuesday 17 December 2013

    Sainsbury's is withdrawing all date codes of By Sainsbury's Onion Rings & Garlic Dip and By Sainsbury's Share Onion Rings & Garlic Dip because a small number of products contain egg, which is not mentioned on the label due to a packaging error. This makes the products a possible health risk for those who are allergic or have an intolerance to egg.

  • Mencia Luna Beberide 2011 vintage withdrawn

    Thursday 12 December 2013

    E H Booths is withdrawing all batch codes of Mencia Luna Beberide 2011 vintage, because a labelling error means sulphites are not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphites. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Asda withdraws four breakfast cereals

    Friday 6 December 2013

    Asda has withdrawn four of its own-brand 'Chosen By You' breakfast cereals because there is a risk the products could be cross-contaminated with peanuts and nuts. Peanuts and nuts are not mentioned on the product labels, which means the products are a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts or nuts. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Sacla' withdraws Coriander Pesto

    Thursday 28 November 2013

    Sacla' has withdrawn jars of its Coriander Pesto with a 'best before' date of 31 July 2015. This is because a packaging error means the jars contain Basil Pesto with cashew nuts as an ingredient, which is not mentioned on the label. This product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to cashew nuts. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Sainsbury's withdraws Goats' Cheese and Beetroot Bakes

    Thursday 21 November 2013

    Sainsbury's has withdrawn packs of its Taste the Difference Goats' Cheese and Beetroot Bakes with Roast Beetroot Salsa, which have a 'best before' end date of August 2014. This is because a packaging error means some packs may contain a product with egg as an ingredient, which is not mentioned on the label. The product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

  • Sainsbury's withdraws Chicken Paella Meal Soup

    Tuesday 12 November 2013

    Sainsbury’s has withdrawn its Chicken Paella Meal Soup with a ‘use by’ date of 18 November 2013 because the product contains milk, which is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Boots recalls its Delicious Chocolate Brownie

    Tuesday 29 October 2013

    Boots has recalled packs of its Delicious Chocolate Brownie with a 'best before' date of 19 November 2013, because they have been packed with Boots Delicious Caramel Shortbread, which contains milk. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Packs of ground almonds withdrawn and recalled

    Friday 25 October 2013

    Packs of Whitworths Ground Almonds and Sainsbury’s Ground Almonds have been withdrawn from sale, and packs of Tesco Ground Almonds have been recalled from customers because the products contain traces of peanut, which is not mentioned on any of the product labels. This means the products are a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts. The FSA has issued three Allergy Alerts.

  • Asda withdraws ground almonds

    Wednesday 23 October 2013

    Asda has withdrawn all packs of its own-brand ground almonds because the product contains traces of peanuts, which is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Cook 4 Portion Braised Beef in Brandy & Mushroom Sauce recalled

    Tuesday 15 October 2013

    Cook Trading Ltd is recalling a batch of Cook 4 Portion Braised Beef in Brandy & Mushroom Sauce, because it has been labelled incorrectly with beef bourguignon ingredient information. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, or an allergy to mustard. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Tesco recalls its Finest Sweet and Zesty Side Salad

    Friday 4 October 2013

    Tesco is recalling its Finest Sweet and Zesty Side Salad with 'use by' dates of 6 and 7 October, because a manufacturing error means some packs may contain edamame (soya) beans. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy to soya. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Withdrawal of Walkers Sensations Chutney Poppadoms

    Thursday 3 October 2013

    Walkers Snack Foods has withdrawn a batch of Walkers Sensations Lime and Coriander Chutney Poppadoms with a 'best before' date of 21 December 2013, because the product contains egg and shrimp that have not been declared on the label. The product may be a health risk to people who have an allergy to or an intolerance to egg or shrimp (crustacean). The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Tesco Frozen Classic Turkey Dinner recalled

    Tuesday 1 October 2013

    Some packs of Tesco Frozen Classic Turkey Dinner with a 'best before' end date of July 2014 have been recalled, because a manufacturing error means packs may contain a Tesco Classic All Day Breakfast meal, which contains egg. This makes the product a possible health risk to those with an allergy or intolerance to eggs. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • True Foods recalls its Steak Diane Sauce

    Thursday 12 September 2013

    True Foods is recalling its Steak Diane Sauce with 'use by' dates between 11 August and 2 October 2013, as it contains barley. This means that the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley or gluten.

  • Freemans Confectionery Supplies recalls Many Thanks Pralines with Hazelnut Filling

    Thursday 22 August 2013

    Freemans Confectionery Supplies is recalling its Many Thanks Pralines with Hazelnut Filling with a 'best before' date of 20 March 2014, as the product contains peanuts that have been labelled incorrectly as groundnuts. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

  • Asda withdraws its Cocktail Sausage and Tomato Dip

    Wednesday 21 August 2013

    Asda has withdrawn packs of its Cocktail Sausage and Tomato Dip with a 'use by' date of 5 September 2013, because the product contains mustard and soya, which are not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to mustard or soya.

  • Asda withdraws Beastie Bites

    Tuesday 30 July 2013

    Asda has withdrawn all packs of its 'Chosen by you' range of Beastie Bites, because the product contains mustard, celery and wheat*, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to mustard, celery or wheat, or an intolerance to wheat or gluten.

  • Coco Cafe Mocha recalled

    Thursday 18 July 2013

    All Market Europe Ltd is recalling a date code of Coco Cafe Mocha, because the product has been found to contain milk, which is not declared on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk, or its constituents. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Organica-branded chocolate bars withdrawn

    Tuesday 9 July 2013

    Venture Foods UK has withdrawn a number of its Organica chocolate bars because the allergy information on the product packaging does not fully explain the amount of milk in each product. This means the products are a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents.

  • Tesco Finest Restaurant Collection 2 Triple Belgian Chocolate Crowns recalled

    Tuesday 2 July 2013

    Some Tesco Finest Restaurant Collection 2 Triple Belgian Chocolate Crowns have been recalled, because of incorrect allergy information. The products are labelled as containing ‘no nuts’. However, a number been found to contain small pieces of nuts (tree nuts and/or peanuts). This makes the product a health risk for those with an allergy to nuts. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Vegan Organica Marzipan and Dark Chocolate Bar recalled

    Friday 28 June 2013

    Venture Foods UK is recalling its Vegan Organica Marzipan & Dark Chocolate Bar with a 'best before' date of 1 July 2014. The product may contain milk, peanuts and other nuts. However, the allergen information is not included on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts or other nuts, or an allergy or intolerance to milk.

  • Harrods Chocolatier Dark Chocolate withdrawn

    Thursday 30 May 2013

    Marasu's Petit Fours Limited is withdrawing several batch codes of Harrods Chocolatier Dark Chocolate because the product contains soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those who are allergic to soya. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Tesco recalls Simply Ginger Beer

    Friday 10 May 2013

    Tesco is recalling a batch code of its own-brand Simply Ginger Beer because the product contains barley (gluten), which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk to those who are allergic or have an intolerance to barley or gluten. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Botham’s of Whitby withdraws its Finest Quality Plum Bread

    Wednesday 8 May 2013

    Botham’s of Whitby is withdrawing packs of its Finest Quality Plum Bread because the product contains 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.

  • Iceland recalls its 4 Chinese Pork Quarter Pounders

    Tuesday 7 May 2013

    Iceland is recalling packs of its 4 Chinese Pork Quarter Pounders because the product contains soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy to soya. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Crunch Craving Chocolate Coated Raisins recalled

    Thursday 2 May 2013

    Clandeboye Agencies is recalling a batch of Crunch Craving Chocolate Coated Raisins because they contain peanuts that are not mentioned on the label. This makes the products a possible health risk to those who are allergic to peanuts. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Shot withdrawn

    Thursday 2 May 2013

    AB World Foods Ltd is withdrawing all date and batch codes of Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Shot because the product contains milk that is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Asda withdraws Little Eat Beef, Cheese & Tomato Burgers

    Monday 29 April 2013

    Asda has withdrawn some packs of its own-brand 6 Little Eat Beef, Cheese & Tomato Burgers because the product contains sulphites, which are not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people who are sensitive to sulphites. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • EH Booths withdraws roasted monkey nuts

    Tuesday 23 April 2013

    EH Booths is withdrawing some batches of its Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts, because the presence of peanuts is not declared on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk to those who are allergic to peanuts. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Asda withdraws own-brand noodle pouch

    Friday 19 April 2013

    Asda is withdrawing its Chosen by You Chicken & Mushroom Noodle Pouch with 'use by' dates of 22 and 23 April 2013, because the product contains shellfish powder with prawns, which is not declared on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people with an allergy to prawns (crustaceans). The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Asda withdraws own-brand Tomato and Onion Dip

    Monday 8 April 2013

    Asda is withdrawing its Tomato and Onion Dip with a 'use by' date of 22 April 2013, because a packaging error means some packs may contain a Raita product that contains milk and egg, which are not declared on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for people who are allergic to egg or milk, or intolerant of milk or milk constituents. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Bodrum dried fruit products withdrawn

    Monday 25 March 2013

    Gima UK Ltd has withdrawn various Bodrum branded dried fruit products because they contain sulphites which are not mentioned on the label. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Booths withdraws Edamame Bean Stir Fry

    Friday 22 March 2013

    EH Booths and Co Limited is withdrawing some of its Edamame Bean Stir Fry because it contains soya, which is not listed on the label. This means the product should not be eaten by anyone who is allergic or sensitive to soya. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Wholebake Limited recalls 9 Bar brand original mixed seed bar

    Friday 15 March 2013

    Wholebake Limited is recalling one batch code of its 9 Bar brand original mixed seed bar (4 x 40g), labelled as 'free from' dairy, because the product contains milk protein. This means the product should not be eaten by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Undeclared sulphites in Montezuma’s Chocolates products

    Tuesday 12 March 2013

    Montezuma’s Chocolates recalls various products, with 'best before' dates from 1 May to 1 November 2013, because they contain sulphites which are not mentioned on the label. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Asda withdraws potato salad

    Monday 11 March 2013

    Asda has withdrawn its Smart Price Potato Salad (250g) with a 'use by' date of 26 March 2013, because it might contain peanuts. This means this product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to peanuts. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • SuperValu tuna and sweetcorn sandwiches recalled

    Wednesday 6 March 2013

    Musgrave Retail Partners GB is recalling SuperValu Tuna and Sweetcorn Sandwiches with a use by date of 8 March 2013 because they contain prawns that aren't mentioned as an ingredient. This could make the product a health risk for people who are allergic to prawns and other crustaceans. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Raw Ecstasy Wasabi Miso flavoured Activated Walnuts and Activated Almonds recalled

    Friday 15 February 2013

    Raw Ecstasy is recalling all batch codes of its own-brand Wasabi Miso flavoured Activated Walnuts and Activated Almonds, because the products contain mustard seeds, which have not been mentioned on the label. This is a potential health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to mustard. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Greencity Wholefoods withdraws yogurt-coated products

    Wednesday 6 February 2013

    Greencity Wholefoods is withdrawing two of its yogurt-coated products, because of incorrect allergen labelling. The products contain milk and sulphites which are not listed on the label. This is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk, or with a sensitivity to sulphites. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Asda withdraws own-brand almonds

    Friday 1 February 2013

    Asda is withdrawing its own-brand Chosen By You Home Baking Whole Blanched Almonds, with a 'best before' date of 5 June 2013, because the product contains peanuts and walnuts which are not declared on the label. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Tesco Mini Chocolate Crispies withdrawn

    Thursday 31 January 2013

    Some batches of Tesco Mini Chocolate Crispies have been withdrawn because the product contains soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This is a potential health risk for anyone who is allergic to soya. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Waitrose Channel Island Hazelnut Yogurt recalled

    Thursday 24 January 2013

    Waitrose is recalling its Channel Island Hazelnut Yogurt with a 'use by' date of 28 January 2013, because it contains almonds and walnuts, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone who is allergic or sensitive to almonds or walnuts. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Incorrect allergen labelling on some The Health Store products

    Wednesday 23 January 2013

    The Health Store is withdrawing some of its products, because an error has led to inconsistent information between the ingredients list and allergy advice on the label. This is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to or intolerance of milk, or with a sensitivity to sulphites. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Sainsbury's recalls Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews due to undeclared peanuts

    Wednesday 16 January 2013

    Sainsbury's is recalling its own-brand Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews with a 'best before' date of 18 May 2013, because the product contains peanuts which is not mentioned on the packaging. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Asda withdraws beef hotpot

    Wednesday 9 January 2013

    Asda is withdrawing its own-brand Great Stuff Minced Beef Hotpot because the product contains wheat/gluten, which is mentioned on the label but not in the allergen advice box. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.