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WH Smith recalls Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks because of undeclared allergens

WH Smith is recalling Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks because they contain barley, oats and wheat (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley, and/or oats and/or wheat (gluten).

Product details

Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks
Pack size 23g
Batch code 119 21
Best before 29 April 2022

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Barley, oats and wheat (gluten)

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

Action taken by the company

WH Smith 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. 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, and/or oats, and/or 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-30-2021