Sainsbury’s and Aldi urgent food recall issued over undeclared allergens

Sainsbury’s and Aldi have issued an urgent food recall after some of their products were discovered to contain allergens that were not disclosed on the product label, posing a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to wheat, gluten or milk.

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Sainsbury’s Tomato & Basil Soup

Supermarket giant, Sainsbury’s, are urgently recalling Sainsbury’s Tomato & Basil soup because it has been discovered that some of the products may contain wheat (gluten) which has not been mentioned on the label.

Meaning the product posses a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

The Food Standard Agency stated that Sainsbury’s Tomato & Basil soup: “Contains wheat (gluten) which is not mentioned on the label.

“This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.”

The packs that are affected are Sainsbury’s Tomato & Basil 600g soup with a best before date of 08-December-2019.

Sainsbury’s has taken action to right their wrong by issuing an urgent product recall from customers and have contacted the relevant allergy support organisations. The organisation will then get in touch with members about the recall.

The supermarket giant has also issued a “point-of-sale” notice to its customers, the Food Standard Agency said.

The purpose of the notice is to explain to customers why the product is being recalled and to tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

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Those who have bought the product are being urged not to eat the food to avoid a risk.

Instead, they can return it to the store it was bought where they will be given a full refund for the item.

The advice provided by the Food Standard Agency states: “If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to wheat (gluten) do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.

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Aldi’s British Breaded Chicken Steaks

The discount supermarket chain, Aldi, has also issued an urgent food warning to those with allergies.

The Food Standard Agency website said: “Aldi is recalling Ashfield Farm British Breaded Chicken Steaks because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label.”

The product has been incorrectly packaged with Breaded Chicken Kievs which contain milk.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

The error has occurred on the pack size 505 grams and with batch codes 29 Nov.

The affected products also have the use by date of 29-November-2019.

Those who have been shopping in store should check the product and return it to the store for a full refund.

Aldi has taken action to rectify the issue by recalling the Ashfield Farm British Breaded Chicken Steaks from customers and have 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 explains to customers why the product is being recalled and lets them know what to do if they have bought the product.

No other Aldi products are known to be affected.

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