The Co-operative Food Loved by Us 10 Piece Empanada Selection 250g withdrawn because it contains sesame and prawns

Last updated:
4 December 2015
allergy alert
The Co-operative Food has withdrawn packs of its Loved by Us 10 Piece Empanada Selection which contain sesame and prawns. These ingredients are not mentioned on the product label, which mean that the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sesame and/or crustaceans (prawns).

Product details

Product name: Co-op Loved by Us 10 Piece Empanada Selection
Brand: The Co-operative Food
'Use by' date: 10 December 2015
Pack size: 250g

Risk

Allergens: sesame and crustaceans (prawns)

The product contains sesame and prawns, which are not mentioned on the product label, making the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sesame and/or crustaceans (prawns).

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to sesame and/or crustaceans (prawns), do not eat it. Instead, contact The Co-operative Customer Relations Team on freephone 0800 0686 727 for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

The company has withdrawn the above product. Point-of-sale notices have been displayed in stores that were selling the affected product. The Co-operative Food has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.

No other Co-operative Food 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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.:BZ-2015