Waitrose recalls Waitrose Sweet Potato Fries because of undeclared allergens

31 October 2018

Waitrose is recalling its Waitrose Sweet Potato Fries because they may contain wheat (gluten) and soya which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya.

Product details

Waitrose Sweet Potato Fries

Pack size 300g
Use by 3 November 2018

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Wheat (gluten) and Soya

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

Action taken by the company

Waitrose is recalling the above product from customers and 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 or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-82-2018