Last updated on 1 July 2013
AG Barr withdraws lemonade drink
AG Barr Ltd has withdrawn a batch of its own brand lemonade drink, as it contains aspartame, which is not mentioned on the ingredients list. This is a potential health risk for those with phenylketonuria (PKU), who are advised not to consume products containing aspartame. The Agency has issued a Product Withdrawal Information Notice.
- Barr Lemonade 500ml bottle
- ‘Best before’ Dec 2013
- Batch code 3083
No other AG Barr products are known to be affected.
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