Last updated on 20 September 2011
Sainsbury's recalls some Freefrom Pure Oats
Sainsbury's has recalled some batches of its own-brand Freefrom Pure Oats, as its testing has found low levels of gluten (wheat) in some packets. This is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten, as the labelling doesn't list this as an ingredient. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
The product recalled is:
- Sainsbury’s Freefrom Pure Oats, 450g
- Best before date: July, August and September 2012
If you have an allergy to or are intolerant of gluten or wheat, you are advised not to eat the product.
The company has withdrawn all affected stock and recalled it from customers with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. Customer notices have been displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall, and if you have bought the product and have an allergy or intolerance to gluten or wheat you can return it to Sainsbury's for a full refund. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members who are allergic or intolerant to gluten about the recall.
No other Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd products are known to be affected.
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