Real Handful recalls Choc Orange Chase Protein Bar due to undeclared sesame

12 February 2019

Real Handful recalls its Choc Orange Chase Protein Bar as it may contain sesame which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sesame.

Product details

Real Handful Choc Orange Chase

Pack size 40g
Best before 28 July 2019 and 9 September 2019

No other Real Handful products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

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

Action taken by the company

Real Handful 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. 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 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-12-2019