Waitrose recalls Chinese 6 Vegetable Spring Rolls because of undeclared sesame

England and Wales specific
2 January 2019

Waitrose is recalling Chinese 6 Vegetable Spring Rolls because some packs may contain Duck Spring Rolls, which contain sesame and meat (duck) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sesame, and also should not be eaten by those avoiding the consumption of meat.

Product details

Waitrose Chinese 6 Vegetable Spring Rolls

Pack size 216g
Use by 6 January 2019

Risk statement

This product contains sesame making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sesame.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted 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. These notices explain 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 to sesame or are avoiding the consumption of meat, 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-01-2019