Recall Roundup: Undeclared allergens and incorrect labelling

Posted: 12 January 2024 | | No comments yet

In the latest instalment of Recall Roundup we share some of the lasted food and beverage recalls from around the world.

Recall roundup:

Undeclared allergens

In the US, Wegmans is voluntarily recalling its “Outrageous Oat Cookies” as certain batches contain wheat that is not declared on the label.

The cookies in question were on sale in its in-store bakeries starting from 3 January 2024. The products were sold at all Wegmans locations in Washington D.C, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Recalled cookies from Wegmans either come in a five pack with the UPC code 7789056618, or they were sold by the pound with the UPC code 2-08165-00000-6. All use-by dates are included in this recall.

According to a statement on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website, the recall was initiated when a wheat-containing ingredient was found to be “inadvertently included” in the product.

Wegmans has claimed that no reported injuries or illnesses have occurred to date in relation to this recall.

Those that have purchased the recalled cookies can return them to a Wegmans service desk for a full refund.

Meanwhile in the UK, Lean Supper Club is recalling its Dark Chocolate Peanut Mousse as it contains peanuts and milk, two products that are not mentioned on the ingredient list.

The recalled product comes in a pack size of 125g and has the use by date 15 January 2024.

Lean Supper Club has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations which will inform their members about the recall. Lean Supper Club has issued a point of sale notice to explain why the product is being recalled.

Those that have purchased the product and have an allergy to peanut or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, have been advised not to eat it. Instead it can be returned to the store for purchase for a full refund.

Incorrect labelling

Elsewhere, Lidl Northern Ireland is recalling its Deluxe Irish Carved Peppered Turkey Breast due to a labelling error means the incorrect use-by date is printed on the label. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that this error makes the product “unsafe to eat”.  

The recalled product comes in a pack size of 130g and has a use-by date of 25 June 2024.

As well as recalling the Deluxe Irish Carved Peppered Turkey Breast, Lidl Northern Ireland is displaying point of sale notices in all retail stores that are selling the product.

Advice to consumers says not to eat it, instead consumers can return it to the store of purchase for a full refund.