Asda Cheese Sauce Mix containing allergens mustard and wheat withdrawn

Last updated:
1 December 2015
allergy alert
Asda has withdrawn certain pots of its Cheese Sauce Mix with a ‘best before’ end date of November 2016 because the pots contain a curry sauce mix. The incorrect label does not mention the presence of mustard and wheat. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard and/or wheat or an intolerance to gluten.

Product details

Product name: Asda Cheese Sauce Mix
Pack size: 160g
'Best before' end: November 2016
Batch codes: 5309 and 5310

Risk

Allergen:  mustard and wheat (gluten)

The product contains mustard and wheat, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard and/or wheat or an intolerance to gluten.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to mustard and/or wheat or an intolerance to gluten, do not eat it. Instead, return the product to the Asda store from where it was bought for a full refund or contact Asda Customer Relations on 0800 952 0101.

Action taken by the company

Asda has withdrawn the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in stores. A copy of the notice can be found at the link below.

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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: BX-2015