Whitworths Ltd recalls its Milk Chocolate Raisins 150g because of undeclared peanuts

Last updated:
9 September 2017
allergy alert
Whitworths Ltd is recalling its Milk Chocolate Raisins because it contains peanut which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts. This product is only sold in Poundland stores.

Product details

Product: Whitworths Milk Chocolate Raisins
Pack size: 150g
Best before: July 2018
Batch codes:  L519517

No other Whitworths Ltd products are known to be affected.

Risk

Allergen: peanut

This product contains peanut making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

Our advice to consumers

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

Action taken by the company

Whitworths Ltd 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, which is available via the link below. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought it.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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-62-2017