Asda Free From Chocolate Chunk Cookies withdrawn

Last updated:
31 January 2014
allergy alert
Asda has withdrawn one date code of Asda Free From Chocolate Chunk Cookies as some packs may contain Stem Ginger Cookies, therefore the allergen information is incorrect and the presence of sulphites is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those sensitive to sulphites.

Product details

The withdrawn product is:

Product name: Asda Free From Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Pack size: 150g
'Best before' date: June 2014

No other Asda products are known to be affected.


Allergen: Sulphites

This product contains sulphites, making it a possible health risk for those who are sensitive to sulphites.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have a sensitivity to sulphites, please do not eat it. Instead return it to the store where you bought it or contact Asda Customer Relations on 0800 952 0101.

Action taken by the company

The company has withdrawn the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. A copy of the Allergy Alert issued by Asda can be found in the 'related items' link below.

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Ref: E/2014

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