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Yekta Foods recalls Achachi Jelly Cups because of a choking hazard

England and Wales specific

Yekta Foods is recalling Achachi Jelly Cups because the products contain carrageenan which is not permitted as an ingredient in jelly confectionery products as it presents a choking hazard. Consumers may have purchased the jelly cups individually which will not include a batch code or best before date.

Product details

Achachi Jelly
Pack size 240 x 12g (Box) and 12g Single Jelly Cup
Batch code all
Best before ’: All date codes

Risk statement

Choking hazard

The product contains carrageenan which can present a choking hazard due to the consistency, solubility, shape and size and manner of consumption of the food. The product can be projected from the cup or capsule in one piece by exerting pressure at the tip and therefore can cause choking hazard.

Action taken by the company

Yekta Foods is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are 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 any of the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-61-2020