Poundstretcher recalls Hazelnut Cream Truffles Crisp Wafer Ball because of undeclared allergens

13 December 2018

Poundstretcher is recalling Hazelnut Cream Truffles Crisp Wafer Ball because the product contains whey (milk), and may contain peanuts, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to peanuts. This product is sold in Poundstretcher stores only.

Product details

Hazelnut Cream Truffles Crisp Wafer Ball

Product code M5028389
Pack size 36g
Batch code M5028389
Best before 20 Sept 2019

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Whey (Milk) and peanuts.

This product contains whey (milk) and may contain peanuts, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to peanuts.

Action taken by the company

Poundstretcher 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 all stores selling the product. 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 or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to peanuts, 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-101-2018