Wilton Wholefoods recalls its Goji Berries product

Last updated:
2 February 2015
allergy alert
Wilton Wholefoods is recalling two batches of its Goji Berries because they contain sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

Product identification

The products being withdrawn from sale are listed below.

Product name: Goji Berries
Pack size: 100g
Batch code: 53907
'Best before' end: October 2015

Product name: Goji Berries
Pack size: 100g
Batch code: 54463
'Best before' end: November 2015

Risk

Allergen: sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites

These products contain sulphur dioxide making it a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought one of the above products and have a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, do not eat it. Instead, return the product to the supplier or contact the supplier directly for information on 0172 555 0357.

Action taken by the company

The company is recalling the above products and has contacted all of its retail customers to tell them about this. The company has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company will be circulating point-of-sale notices to its retail customers, so these can be displayed in stores that sell the affected products.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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

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Ref: G/2015