Tesco recalls Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein due to undeclared allergens

Last updated:
14 March 2017
allergy alert
Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry and therefore contains egg, milk, mustard and sesame, which are not mentioned on the label.This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg and/or milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy to mustard or sesame.

Product details

Product: Tesco Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein
Pack size: 400g
Batch code: L 069 F
'Use by': 19 March 2017

No other Tesco products are known to be affected.

Risk

Allergens: Egg, milk, mustard and sesame

This product contains allergens as listed above, making it a possible health risk for anyone with allergy or intolerance to egg and/or milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy to mustard or sesame.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to egg and/or milk or milk constituents, and/or an allergy to mustard or sesame, do not eat it. Instead return it to the nearest Tesco store from where it was bought for a full refund. No receipt is required.

Action taken by the company

Tesco is recalling the above product from customers and will be contacting 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.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-22-2017