ELAKKIA Jaffna Mixture recalled

Last updated:
25 April 2014
allergy alert
Ruby's Food Products Ltd has recalled all packs of ELAKKIA Jaffna Mixture, because the product contains peanuts, cashew nuts and wheat, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product poses a public health risk for those with an allergy to peanut and/or tree nuts, and those with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

Product details

Product name: ELAKKIA Jaffna Mixture
Pack size: 175g and 450g
'Best before' date: all date codes up to and including 8 April 2015

No other Ruby's Food Products Ltd products are known to be affected.

Risk

Allergens: Peanut, cashew nut, wheat (gluten)

This product contains peanut and cashew nut, making it a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts. The product also contains wheat, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product, and have an allergy to peanuts and/or tree nuts, or have an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

The company has recalled the product from customers and will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. A copy of the recall notice issued by Ruby’s Food Products Ltd is attached.

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