Recall Roundup: Spotlight on undeclared allergens

Posted: 26 January 2024 | | No comments yet

In this instalment of Recall Roundup, we look at food recalls in the UK and US that have occurred due to incorrect allergen labelling.

Recall roundup:

In the UK, Scratch Meals Ltd is recalling its  Scratch Chicken Pad Thai with Noodles and Veggies as it contains peanuts that are not mentioned on the label.

The recalled product comes in a 360g pack. The use by dates involved in this recall are 25 January 2024, 26 January 2024, 27 January 2024 and 28 January 2024.

Scratch Meals Ltd has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations who will inform their members about the recall. The company issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers to explain why the product is being recalled.

Advice states that those who have purchased the product and have an allergy peanuts should not eat it. Instead, it can be returned to the store from where it was bought for a full refund with or without a receipt.

Meanwhile in the US, Whitley’s Peanut Factory is recalling its certain lots of its 12oz Deluxe Nut Mix as the product may contain undeclared peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, and sesame.

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The recalled Deluxe Nut Mix was distributed to wholesalers and retail customers nationwide between the weeks of 21 August 2023 through 10 January 2024.

The products were available online on the company website, via mail order and in select US retail stores.

To identify the recalled products, comsumers can check the manufacturing code printed on the bottom of the tin. The UPC code to look out for is 703795000551. The lot codes included in the recall are MFG 22823; MFG 25023; MFG 25823;MFG 29323; and MFG 35623.

The company claims it has received “no reports of illness or injury to date”.

Advice to consumers states that those who have purchased the product should inspect the tins for the recalled lot codes and discontinue use immediately if found to be affected. In addition consumers can contact Customer Service for a refund, and safely dispose of any mislabelled tins.

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