Recall Roundup: High caffeine levels and undeclared allergens

Posted: 7 July 2023 | | No comments yet

In this week’s Recall Roundup we look at food recalls in the UK and US including a fitness product being recalled due to high levels of caffeine.

Recall roundup:

High levels of caffeine

In the UK, Home Bargains is recalling Sci-Mx Nutrition Ultra Muscle Strawberry Flavour as it says high levels of caffeine have been found in the product making it unsafe to consume.

The product is sold in 1.5kg bags and has the batch code W110429. The best before date to look out for is March 2025

As well as recalling the above product, Home Bargains is displaying point of sale notices in all retail stores that are selling the product to explain the reasoning behind the recall and to tell consumers what they should do if they have purchased it.

Advice states that consumers should not consume the product. Instead, they should contact Sci-Mx customer careline and they will arrange a full refund.

Undeclared allergens

Elsewhere in the UK, Tesco is recalling various Free From snacks due to the presence of gluten that is not declared on the label.

Recalled products include Tesco Free From Onion Rings, Tesco Free From Cheese Flavour Balls, and Tesco Free From Bacon Rashers.

To view the full product list, along with pack sizes and best before dates, click this link.

Tesco is recalling the above products from consumers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations that will inform their members about the recall. The company has also issued a recall notice to its consumers.

Advice states that those with an allergy to gluten should not consume the above products. Instead, they can be returned to the Tesco store of purchase for a full refund.

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Meanwhile, in the US Mondelēz Global has announced that it is issuing a voluntary recall of two varieties of belVita Breakfast Sandwich products, manufactured in the USand sold nationwide. This is due to a “possibility” that the products may contain undeclared peanuts following cross-contact on a single manufacturing line.

The recall affects- specific products that can be seen by following this link. The company has said that no other belVita products, Mondelēz Global LLC products, or markets outside the US are included in or affected by this recall.

Those that have purchased the products and have an allergy to peanuts have been advised not to eat them and should discard them instead.

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