Waitrose recalls Waitrose Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup and Waitrose Roasted Tomato, Bean & Quinoa Soup because of undeclared soya

Waitrose is recalling Waitrose Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup and Waitrose Roasted Tomato, Bean & Quinoa Soup because some of the pots have been filled with an incorrect product which contains soya that is not mentioned on the labels. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

Product details

Waitrose Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup

Pack size 400g
Use by 25 August 2019
Allergens Soya

Waitrose Roasted Tomato, Bean & Quinoa Soup

Pack size 400g
Use by 25 August 2019
Allergens Soya

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Soya

These products contain soya making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose 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 also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. This notice explains to customers why the products are being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought either of the above products and have an allergy to soya 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-73-2019