Dunhills withdraws Haribo's Pasta Basta
Thursday 19 July 2007
Dunhills (Pontefract) Plc has withdrawn all batches of Haribo's Pasta Basta, Apple flavour and Strawberry flavour (15g) confectionery, because of the presence of wheat gluten not shown on the label, making these products unsafe for people who are allergic or intolerant to wheat or wheat products. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
The product contains wheat gluten, but because these products were labelled for the Spanish market, there is no ingredients list in English. People who are allergic to wheat or wheat products are advised not to eat these products.
- Haribo Pasta Basta Apple flavour 15g
- Haribo Pasta Basta Strawberry flavour 15g
- Batch number: All
- Best before date: All
No other Haribo products are known to be affected.
The company is in the process of informing their customers and withdrawing all affected products and batches. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in stores. Haribo have contacted the Anaphylaxis Campaign, Allergy UK and Coeliac UK, which will inform their wheat allergic and intolerant members of the withdrawal.
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