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Co-op recalls Co-op Anchovies in olive oil because it contains histamine

Last updated: 9 December 2022

Co-op is recalling Co-op Anchovies in olive oil because it contains histamine. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to histamine.

Product details

Co-op Anchovies in olive oil
Pack size 50g
Best before end date: September 2023

Risk statement

Histamine can trigger an immune system response resulting in symptoms such as diarrhoea, shortness of breath, headaches, or skin irritation

Action taken by the company

Co-op 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 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, do not eat it. Instead return it to the nearest Co-op store for a full refund, or if self-isolating or shielding please contact the customer careline – contact 0800 0686 727 or customer.careline@coop.co.uk.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-63-2022