Asda 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets withdrawn

Last updated:
14 February 2014
allergy alert
Asda has withdrawn its 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets with a use-by date of 19 February 2014 because some packs may contain Lightly Dusted River Cobbler, which contains milk.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.

Product details

The product being withdrawn from sale is:

Product name: Asda 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets
Pack size: 520g
Use-by date: 19 February 2014

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

Risk

Allergen: milk

This product contains milk, making it a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or has an intolerance to milk or its constituents.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and are allergic or have an intolerance to milk or its constituents, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where you bought it or contact Asda Customer Relations by phoning 0800 952 0101.

Action taken by the company

The company has withdrawn the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. A copy of the Allergy Alert issued by Asda is attached.

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