Tesco recalls Finest Crab & Chilli Linguine due to undeclared milk and egg

Last updated:
4 April 2017
allergy alert
Tesco is recalling its Finest Crab & Chilli Linguine because it has been mis-packed with Tesco’s Finest Spaghetti Carbonara, which means that milk and egg are not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or to egg. The product also contains pork which is not declared on the label.

Product details

Product: Tesco Finest Crab & Chilli Linguine
Pack size: 350g
‘Use By’ date:  5 April 2017

No other Tesco products are known to be affected 

Risk

Milk and Egg

This product contains milk and egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or to egg.                     

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or 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

Tesco 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/. Information on Food Standards Scotland’s work on food allergy and intolerance can be found at:  http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/food-safety-standards/food-allergy.  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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-29-2017