Snack products withdrawn because of gluten contamination
Monday 19 March 2007
The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert after being notified that some prawn cracker products contain gluten that is not listed on the label.
Spar Prawn Crackers, 50g
Spar Spicy Crackers, 50g
Co-op Prawn Crackers, 80g
Asda Prawn Crackers, 25g, 45g and 70g
Asda Thai Crackers, 25g and 45g
Sainsbury's Prawn Crackers 80g
Sainsbury's Food to Go Prawn Crackers 80g
Tesco Prawn Crackers, 40g and 60g
Red Mill Prawn Crackers, 70g
Spar: All best before dates, all batches
Co-op: All best before dates, all batches
Asda: All best before dates
Sainsbury�s: All best before dates, all batches
Tesco: All best before dates, all batches
Red Mill: Best before dates 05 May 07, 12 May 07, 19 May 07, 26 May 07, 02 Jun 07 and 9 Jun 07
If you are intolerant to gluten you are advised not to eat these products and contact the retailers for further advice.
The companies involved have withdrawn the products as a precautionary measure. They have also been advised to issue point-of-sale notices and to contact Coeliac UK so it can advise its members with gluten intolerance.
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