Hepworth & Co Brewers Ltd recalls gluten-free Classic Old Ale because of an allergen labelling error

Last updated:
2 June 2017
allergy alert
Hepworth & Co Brewers Ltd is recalling its gluten-free Classic Old Ale because it contains excessive levels of gluten. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an intolerance to gluten (coeliac disease). This product is sold directly by Hepworth & Co Brewers but is also sold in Waitrose and Co-operative stores.

Product details

Product: Hepworth & Co Brewers Classic Old Ale
Pack size: 500ml
Batch code: 20-08-2018

No other Hepworth & Co Brewers products are known to be affected.



The product contains gluten, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an intolerance to gluten (coeliac disease). 

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an intolerance to gluten (coeliac disease), do not drink it. Instead return it to the store from where you bought it for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Hepworth & Co Brewers is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact 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 products. 

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-42-2017