Sainsbury's recall Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews due to undeclared peanuts

Last updated:
16 January 2013
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Sainsbury's is recalling its own-brand Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews with a 'best before' date of 18 May 2013, because the product contains peanuts which is not mentioned on the packaging. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

Product: Sainsbury’s Honey Roasted Jumbo Cashews, 200g
'Best before' date: 18 May 2013

If you are allergic or sensitive to peanuts, do not eat this product. You can return it to the nearest store for a full refund.

Sainsbury's is recalling the affected batch from customers. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to tell consumers why the product is being recalled and what they need to do it they have bought the product. The company will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell members who are allergic or sensitive to peanuts about the recall.

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

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