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Waitrose recalls Carrot & Coriander Soup because of undeclared allergens

Waitrose is recalling its Carrot & Coriander Soup because it contains barley (gluten) and celery 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 (gluten) and/or an allergy to celery. Some pots have been filled with the incorrect soup.

Product details

Waitrose Carrot & Coriander Soup
Pack size 600g
Use by 27 November 2019
Allergens Celery, Gluten (barley)

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Barley (gluten) and celery

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

Action taken by the company

Waitrose 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) and/or an allergy to celery 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-97-2019