Waitrose recalls its 8 Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies because of undeclared hazelnut

Last updated:
6 July 2017
allergy alert
Waitrose is recalling a batch of its 8 Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies as some boxes may contain Hazelnut & Milk Chocolate Cookies. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts or hazelnuts.

Product details

Product: 8 Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies 
Pack size: 200g
‘Best before’ date: 23 December 2017

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Risk:

Allergens: Nuts (Hazelnut)

This product may contain hazelnuts making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts or hazelnuts.

Our advice to consumers

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

Action taken by the company

Waitrose is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations. 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.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-52-2017