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  • Lidl Ocean Sea Rollmops recalled

    Wednesday 16 April 2014

    Lidl UK is recalling jars of its Ocean Sea Rollmops because mustard is not mentioned in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy to mustard. In addition, the label does not mention fish as an ingredient in English, although the product label does show an image of prepared fish.

  • Sugar Coated Mixed Fruit recalled

    Wednesday 16 April 2014

    Longdan Ltd is recalling a batch of Sugar Coated Mixed Fruit with a 'best before' end date of June 2014 because it contains sulphites which are not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphites.

  • Holly Lane Bakewell Slices recalled

    Friday 11 April 2014

    Aldi Stores Ltd has recalled all batches of Holly Lane Bakewell Slices because they contain milk which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk or its constituents.

  • One Stop Crispy Potato Slices recall

    Monday 7 April 2014

    One Stop is recalling packs of its Crispy Potato Slices with a use-by date of 13 April 2014 and 14 April 2014 because the product contains milk, which is not mentioned in the allergen information on the product label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents. The product has only been distributed in England and Wales.

  • Li Li Handmade Chicken and Pork Dumplings

    Wednesday 2 April 2014

    Shengda Ltd is withdrawing its Li Li Handmade Chicken Dumplings and Li Li Handmade Pork Dumplings with 'best before' dates up to and including 21 March 2015 because they contain allergens that are not mentioned on the labels. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to the allergens. The products have only been distributed and sold in the London area.

  • Karro Food Group withdraws sausage rolls due to inconsistent allergen labelling

    Friday 28 March 2014

    Karro Food Group has withdrawn two different products because they contain sulphites, which are mentioned on the ingredient list, but not in the allergen advice box. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphites. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert in Northern Ireland.

  • Sausage rolls with sulphites not mentioned on labels withdrawn

    Friday 28 March 2014

    Three companies have withdrawn some of their sausage roll products because the products contain sulphites. Sulphites are not mentioned on the labels, making the products a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphites. The products were sold by Dunnes Stores, Lidl Ireland and McColgan's Quality Foods. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert in Northern Ireland.

  • Kettle Sweet Potato Chips withdrawn

    Thursday 27 March 2014

    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.

  • Fabulous Freefrom Factory Dairy Free Chocovered Raisins

    Tuesday 25 March 2014

    Winning Ways Fine Foods Ltd is withdrawing three batch codes of its Fabulous Freefrom Factory Dairy Free 'Chocovered' Raisins because one batch of the product (code: L200614) has been found to contain milk. The other two batches are being withdrawn as a precautionery measure. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents.

  • Mazza tinned sweet products recalled

    Friday 14 March 2014

    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.

  • Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing withdrawn

    Tuesday 25 February 2014

    Sainsbury’s has withdrawn all packs of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Roasted Chestnut, Toasted Hazelnut & Thyme Stuffing because the product may contain traces of peanut due to cross contamination during manufacturing. This is not mentioned on the label making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to peanuts.

  • M&S Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets withdrawn

    Tuesday 25 February 2014

    Marks & Spencer has withdrawn its Lightly Dusted Salt and Pepper British Chicken Fillets because a small number of packs contain egg, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to egg. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.

  • Tesco 'Free From' Digestive Biscuits withdrawn

    Friday 21 February 2014

    Tesco has withdrawn its 'Free From' Digestive Biscuits with a 'best before' date of September 2014 because some packs may contain Tesco 'Free From' Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, which contain milk and soya. This information is not mentioned on the label, making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to milk or soya, or has an intolerance to milk or its constituents.

  • Asda 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets withdrawn

    Friday 14 February 2014

    Asda has withdrawn its 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets with a use-by date of 19 February 2014 because some packs may contain Lightly Dusted River Cobbler, which contains milk. On the product label, the allergen information is incorrect and the presence of milk is not mentioned, making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to milk or its constituents.

  • Goupie chocolate products withdrawn

    Tuesday 4 February 2014

    Goupie is withdrawing some of their chocolate products because they contain barley and/or milk which are not mentioned in the allergen information on the product labels. In the ingredient list, barley is described as malt flour and milk is described as whey powder. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to barley or gluten and/or milk.

  • Asda Free From Chocolate Chunk Cookies withdrawn

    Friday 31 January 2014

    Asda has withdrawn one date code of Asda Free From Chocolate Chunk Cookies as some packs may contain Stem Ginger Cookies, therefore the allergen information is incorrect and the presence of sulphites is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those sensitive to sulphites.

  • Shazans Beef Burgers and Lamb Burgers withdrawn

    Friday 31 January 2014

    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.

  • Harrods Chinese New Year Gold Coins Bags withdrawn

    Friday 24 January 2014

    Harrods has withdrawn various packs of Harrods Chinese New Year Gold Coins bags because they contain milk and soya, which is not mentioned on the label. The products have been made in factory that uses nut ingredients, which is not mentioned in precautionary allergen labelling.

  • Sainsbury's Bakewell Cake Slices withdrawn

    Friday 17 January 2014

    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.

  • Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry withdrawn

    Thursday 9 January 2014

    Marks & Spencer is withdrawing all packs of Marks & Spencer Count on Us Bengali Cod Curry because a small number of packs 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.