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Merchant Gourmet recalls Red and White Quinoa 250g pouch because of undeclared allergens

Merchant Gourmet is recalling its Red and White Quinoa because it contains barley (gluten) and wheat (gluten) which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat, barley or gluten.

Product details

Merchant Gourmet Red and White Quinoa
Pack size 250g
Batch code L3 2012L00156
Best before end of December 2022
Allergens Gluten (barley, wheat)

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Barley (gluten), Wheat (gluten)

This product contains Barley (gluten) and Wheat (gluten) making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley, wheat or gluten.

Action taken by the company

Merchant Gourmet is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. This notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

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

About allergy alerts

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

Ref: FSA-AA-10-2021