Southern Synergy recalls Arnott’s Shapes Originals varieties due to undeclared allergens

England specific
9 October 2018

Southern Synergy is recalling Arnott’s Shapes Originals Barbecue and Arnott’s Shapes Originals Pizza because they contain celery and/or mustard which are not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to celery and/or an allergy to mustard.

Product details

Arnott’s Shapes Originals Barbecue

Pack size 175g
Batch code all
Best before 16 October 2018, 17 October 2018, 7 November 2018, 7 December 2018, 27 December 2018, 15 January 2019, 7 February 2019

Arnott’s Shapes Originals Pizza

Pack size 190g
Batch code all
Best before 10 October 2018, 1 November 2018, 26 November 2018, 19 December 2018, 12 February 2019

No other Southern Synergy products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Celery and/or Mustard

These products contain celery and/or mustard making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to celery and/or mustard.

Action taken by the company

Southern Synergy is recalling the above products from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has issued point-of-sale notices to their customers. These notices explain to customers why these products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy to celery or mustard, do not eat them. Instead return them to the place from where they were 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-72-2018