Best Fresh recalls six of its sandwich products due to undeclared allergens

Last updated:
10 March 2017
allergy alert
Best Fresh* is recalling six of its sandwich products because they contain undeclared allergens which are not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley (gluten), celery, milk, and/or a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide or sulphites.

*n.b. Some of the products listed below may be labelled with the Perfect Bite brand. 

Product details

Product: Best Fresh Chicken Jalfrezi Sandwiches and Pittas
‘Use By’ dates: 11 March 2017 and 12 March 2017
Risk: Milk

Product: Best Fresh Chicken Tandoori Sandwiches, Pittas and Baguettes
‘Use By’ dates: 10 March 2017, 11 March 2017 and 12 March 2017
Risk: Milk, Celery

Product: Best Fresh Piri Piri Chicken Sandwiches, Pittas and Tortillas
‘Use By’ dates: 10 March 2017, 11 March 2017 and 12 March 2017
Risk: Sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites

Product: Best Fresh Chicken Tikka Sandwiches and Pittas
‘Use By’ dates: 10 March 2017, 11 March 2017 and 12 March 2017
Risk: Milk

Product: Best Fresh Cheese & Pickle Soft rolls, French sticks and Torpedo rolls
‘Use By’ dates: 10 March 2017, 11 March 2017 and 12 March 2017
Risk: Sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, Barley (gluten)

Product: Best Fresh Cheese Ploughman Sandwiches
‘Use By’ dates: 10 March 2017, 11 March 2017 and 12 March 2017
Risk: Sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, Barley (gluten).

No other Best Fresh products are known to be affected.

Risk

Celery, barley (gluten), milk, sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites

The products contain allergens as listed above, making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy / intolerance / sensitivity to any of those allergens.                    

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy/intolerance/sensitivity to any of the above allergens, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Best Fresh is recalling the above products from customers and has been advised to contact he relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.

Information on the FSA’s work on food allergy and intolerance can be found at: http://www.food.gov.uk/science/allergy-intolerance/.  Advice on food allergy and intolerance can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/food-allergy/Pages/Intro1.aspx  

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-19-2017