Genius Foods, and retailers Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose are recalling some gluten free products due to the undeclared presence of gluten

Last updated:
10 June 2015
allergy alert
Genius Foods, and retailers Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have recalled the products listed below because they may contain elevated levels of gluten. The products are labelled as gluten free. This means they are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert*.

*This news story has been updated since it was originally published. The following list of products has also been updated since the two news stories issued on 7 June 2015.

Product details

Genius Foods

Product: Genius Crumpets
'Best before' dates: 18 June 2015 - 26 June 2015

Product: Livwell Gluten Free Crumpets
'Best before' date: 18 June 2015 – 26 June 2015

Product: Livwell Garlic Naan
'Best before' dates: 09 July 2015 – 28 August 2015

Asda

Product: Asda Chosen by you 4 Free From White Pitta Breads
Barcode: 505244989731
'Best before' dates: 26 June 2015, 30 June 2015, 2 July 2015

Product: Asda Chosen by you 2 Free From Garlic & Coriander Naan Breads
Barcode: 5051413185469
'Best before' dates: 3 July 2015, 07 July 2015, 9 July 2015

Product: Asda Chosen by you 2 Free From Pizza Bases
Barcode: 505244979125
'Best before' dates: 26 June 2015, 30 June 2015

Morrisons

Product: Morrisons Free From Pizza Bases
'Best before' dates: 29 May 2015 – 4 June 2015

Sainsbury's

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Pizza Base, 185g
'Best before' dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 4 White Pitta breads, 260g
'Best before' dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 4 Multiseeded Pitta breads, 260g
'Best before' dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 2 Garlic & Coriander Naan, 196g
'Best before' dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 6 Syrup Pancakes 198g
'Best before' dates: 12 July 2015 - 20 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom 4 Sultana Scones, 252g
'Best before' dates: 29 June 2015 – 07 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Chocolate Muffins, 150g*
'Best before' dates: 30 June 2015 – 08 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Chocolate Muffin Cake, 300g*
'Best before' dates: 12 July 2015 – 19 July 2015

Product: Sainsbury’s Freefrom Blueberry Muffins, 140g*
'Best before' dates: 10 June 2015 - 17 June 2015

Tesco

Product: Tesco Free From 4 Crumpets
'Best before' dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From Pizza Bases 2 Pack
'Best before' dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From 4 Pitta Bread
'Best before' dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From  Garlic & Coriander Naan Bread
'Best before' dates: All codes*

Product: Tesco Free From 2 Chocolate Brownie Muffins*
'Best before’ dates: All codes

Product: Tesco Free From 4 Chocolate flavoured Brownie Cake Bars*
‘Best before’ dates: All codes

Waitrose

Product: Waitrose Free From Fruit Scones 4s
'Best before' dates: 07 June 2015 - 15 June 2015

Product: Waitrose Free From White Pittas 4s
'Best before' dates: 25 June 2015 - 03 July 2015

Product: Waitrose Free From Scotch Pancakes 6s
'Best before' dates: 25 June 2015 - 03 July 2015

No other products are known to be affected. 

*Products/date codes recalled in addition to the products listed in the news story of 7 June 2015.

Risk

Allergen: wheat (gluten)

These products may contain elevated levels of gluten making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought one of the above product and have an intolerance to gluten, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

The companies have recalled the product from sale and have displayed point-of-sale notices in stores, which can be found at the links below. They also contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members about the recall.

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.

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Ref: AL/2015