Tesco recalls Chunky Chocolate Shortcakes 175g

Last updated:
8 December 2015
allergy alert
Tesco is recalling its own-brand Chunky Chocolate Shortcakes 175g product, with best before date 3 September 2016, because the presence of egg is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

Product details

Product name: Tesco Chunky Chocolate Shortcakes
Pack size: 175g                                                                                                                        
'Best before' date: 3 September 2016

Risk

Allergen: egg

The product contains egg making it a possible health risk to anyone who is allergic or is intolerant to egg.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to egg, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where you bought it for a full refund (no receipt is required).

Action taken by the company

The company has removed the product from its shelves and displayed product recall notices in stores where the affected product was sold. Product recall information will be displayed on the Tesco website. A copy of Tesco's recall notice is attached to this notice. Tesco will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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: CB-2015