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Gluten-free products recalled over gluten fears

8 June 2015  •  Author(s): Victoria White

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued two recall alerts related to gluten-free products.

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Genius Foods has recalled the gluten-free products listed below as they may contain gluten.

This means they are a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to gluten. If you have bought one of these products and have an allergy or intolerance to gluten, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where it was bought.

The products being recalled are: 

  • Product: Genius Crumpets
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 18 June 2015 – 26 June 2015
  • Product: Livwell Gluten Free Crumpets
    • ‘Best before’ date: 18 June 2015 – 26 June 2015
  • Product: Livwell Garlic Naan
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 09 July 2015 – 28 August 2015

Genius Foods has notified their Customers of the issue and has recalled the products listed above. Genius Foods has also contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members about the recall.

Supermarkets issue recall for a number of gluten-free products too

Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have also recalled a number of their own-label gluten-free products because they may contain gluten.

The products being recalled by Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose are: 

Asda

  • Product: Asda Chosen by you 4 Free From White Pitta Breads, Barcode: 505244989731
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 26 June 2015, 30 June 2015, 2 July 2015
  • Product: Asda Chosen by you 2 Free From Garlic & Coriander Naan Breads, Barcode: 5051413185469
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 3 July 2015, 7 July 2015, 9 July 2015
  • Product: Asda Chosen by you 2 Free From Pizza Bases, Barcode: 505244979125
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 26 June 2015, 30 June 2015

Morrisons

  • Product: Morrisons Free From Pizza Bases
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 29 May 2015 – 4 June 2015

Sainsbury’s

  • Product: Sainsbury’s freefrom Pizza Base, 185g
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 3 July 2015
  • Product: Sainsbury’s freefrom 4 White Pitta breads, 260g
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 3 July 2015
  • Product: Sainsbury’s freefrom 4 Multiseeded Pitta breads, 260g
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 3 July 2015
  • Product: Sainsbury’s freefrom 2 Garlic & Coriander Naan, 196g
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 03 July 2015
  • Product: Sainsbury’s freefrom 6 Syrup Pancakes 198g
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 12 July 2015 – 20 July 2015
  • Product: Sainsbury’s freefrom 4 Sultana Scones, 252g
    • ​’Best before’ dates: 29 June 2015 – 7 July 2015

Tesco

  • Product: Tesco Free From 4 Crumpets 4Pk
    • ​’Best before’ dates: 18 June 2015 – 25 June 2015
  • Product: Tesco Free From 2 Pizza Bases 4Pk
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 3 July 2015
  • Product: Tesco Free From 4 Pitta Bread 4Pk
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 3 July 2015
  • Product: Tesco Free From 2 Garlic & Coriander Naan 2Pk
    • ​’Best before’ dates: 2 July 2015 – 10 July 2015

Waitrose

  • Product: Waitrose Gluten Free Scones
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 7 June 2015 – 15 June 2015
  • Product: Waitrose Gluten Free Pitta
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 25 June 2015 – 3 July 2015
  • Product: Waitrose Gluten Free Pancakes
    • ‘Best before’ dates: 26 June 2015 – 3 July 2015

Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have recalled the products listed above and have displayed point-of-sale recall notices in stores. These notices tell customers why the products have been recalled and advise them of what actions to take if they have bought a product. The relevant allergy support organisations have been contacted, which will inform their members about the recall.

One response to “Gluten-free products recalled over gluten fears”

  1. L Anderson says:

    Can any coeliac be confident this producer will never again release contaminated so-called ‘gluten free’ foods to the public?

    Three times the public have been warned against this producer contaminating their products with gluten and declaring it ‘gluten free’.

    Only a specialist producer who has a dedicated gluten-free bakery can create safe gluten-free food.

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