Co-op recalls Bakery Short Crust Mince Pie 4s because of undeclared barley (gluten)

Co-op is recalling Bakery Short Crust Mince Pie 4s because some of the products may not have the correct allergen labelling information. Some of the labels may not mention barley. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley or gluten.

Product details

Co-op Bakery Short Crust Mince Pie 4s

Best before All date codes up to and including 6 November 2019
Allergens Gluten (barley)

No other Co-op products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Barley (gluten).

This product contains barley (gluten) making it a possible health risk with an allergy or intolerance to barley (gluten).

Action taken by the company

Co-op is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted 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 barley (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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-87-2019