Sainsbury’s recalls vegetarian sushi product due to undeclared allergens

Last updated:
28 March 2017
allergy alert
Sainsbury’s is recalling its By Sainsbury’s Vegetable Sushi Snack Pack because it contains tuna and prawns which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish or crustaceans.

Product details

Product: By Sainsbury’s Vegetable Sushi Snack Pack
Date: ‘Use By’ 28 March 2017 
Batch code: 7796512

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.

Risk

Fish and crustaceans

This product contains fish and crustaceans making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish or crustaceans.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to fish or crustaceans, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Sainsbury’s is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-26-2017