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Allergy Alert

Booths recalls Lemon Meringue Cake because of undeclared almonds

Last updated: 23 January 2020

Booths is recalling Lemon Meringue Cake because it contains almonds (nuts) which are not mentioned on the label. Due to a packaging error, some products contain Bakewell Cake instead of Lemon Meringue Cake. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

Product details

Booths Lemon Meringue Cake
Best before 3 February 2020
Allergens Nuts (almond)

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Nuts (Almonds)

This product contains almonds (nuts) making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.

Action taken by the company

Booths is recalling the above product from customers and have 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 to nuts, 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-07-2020