Tesco peanut contamination leads to recall

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Peanut traces found in Tesco children's biscuits
Peanut traces found in Tesco children's biscuits

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Tesco has recalled an own-label children’s biscuit product after undeclared traces of peanut were discovered.

All date codes of Tesco’s 125g Mini Monkey Milk Chocolate Biscuits had been recalled after routine testing found 41.3mg/kg of peanut in a sample, the Food Standards Agency said.

The product has a ‘may contain nuts’ warning, but peanut was not declared as an allergen on the label.

‘Peanut protein present’

“Through testing, we have become aware that peanut protein may be present in Tesco Mini Monkey Milk Chocolate Biscuits,” ​Tesco said.

“Customers allergic to or intolerant of peanuts are advised not to consume this product ​[and] are asked to return the affected products to store where a full refund will be given.”

No other products were known to be affected, it added.

The announcement followed a spate of product recalls​ connecting spice contaminated with almond.

However, it wasn’t believed the two incidents were connected.

Related topics: Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

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