Asda withdraws ground almonds

Last updated:
23 October 2013
allergy alert
Asda has withdrawn all packs of its own-brand ground almonds because the product contains traces of peanuts, which is not mentioned on the product label.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.

Product details

The withdrawn product is:

  • Product: Asda Chosen By You Ground Almonds
  • Pack size: 150g
  • 'Best before' date: All date codes

The company has withdrawn the above product from sale. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining to customers why the product has been withdrawn. In addition, the company will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

If you have an allergy to peanuts, do not eat this product but return it to the nearest Asda store for a full refund. Customers can also phone the Asda Customer Relations on 0800 952 0101 (free to call from a UK landline).

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