Retailers and suppliers recall products due to allergens

By Michelle Perrett

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Retailers and suppliers recall products due to allergens

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A raft of retailers and manufacturers have been forced to recall products in the past week due to undeclared allergens.

Boots recalled its Delicious Pineapple and Berry Compote 110g because it contains milk not mentioned on the label. This meant the product was a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The affected items had a use by date up to and including ​January 30 2018.

Retailer Marks & Spencer recalled 2 Gluten Free Scotch Eggs (227g) because it contained undeclared gluten not mentioned on the label. This meant the product was a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to gluten.

The affected products include all date codes up to, and including January 29 2018. Consumers have been advised to return the product to the store for a full refund. Marks & Spencer said it had contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which would tell their members about the recall. The company also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers, explaining to customers why the product was being recalled.

Another of the major supermarket chains Morrisons recalled its Eat Smart Counted Honey & Mustard Dressing (250ml) last week because it contained egg and mustard which is not mentioned on the label. The affected products have a best before date of the end of November 2018.

Community Foods, the natural and organic food company, recalled Natural Days Ground Rice Flour (500g) with a best before date of February 2019 because it contained undeclared milk.  

Community Foods contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which would tell their members about the recall. The company also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.

Related topics: Food Safety

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