Heatons recalls a consignment of Toblerones because of undeclared egg (Northern Ireland only)

Last updated:
17 February 2017
allergy alert
Heatons is recalling a consignment of Toblerones because they contain egg which is not on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg. The consignment was sold with an incorrect over-stickered ingredients list, which omitted the ingredient egg white. The implicated consignment was only sold in Northern Ireland through Heatons.

Product details

Product: Toblerone
Pack size: 100g
‘Best before’: 8 September 2017
Batch codes: 00Y4062333

No other Heatons’ products are known to be affected.

Risk

Egg

This product contains egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance 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 it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Heatons is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which tell their members about the recall. The company has also displayed a point-of-sale notice in its stores. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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: FSA-AA-13-2017