Food Standards Agency
Thursday 15 Jul 2010 @ 09:23
Walkers has recalled some packets of its Ready Salted Crisps and Salt & Vinegar Crisps sold in multipacks, because the packets might contain crisps with other seasonings. This means the products are a possible health risk to people with an allergy to milk, soya or barley, or an intolerance to lactose or gluten.
The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert advising anyone with an allergy to milk, soya or barley, or an intolerance to lactose or gluten, not to eat this product.
The products being recalled from consumers are Walkers Ready Salted Crisps and Walkers Salt & Vinegar Crisps contained in multipacks with the following batch codes:
Walkers 18-pack multipacks
25-09-10 GBS 5 1 190
25-09-10 GBS 5 2 190
25-09-10 GBS 5 1 191
25-09-10 GBS 5 2 191
25-09-10 GBS 5 1 192
25-09-10 GBS 5 2 192
02-10-10 GBS 5 1 192
02-10-10 GBS 5 2 192
Walkers 6-pack variety multipacks
25-09-10 GBS 5 F1 190
25-09-10 GBS 5 F2 190
25-09-10 GBS 5 F3 190
25-09-10 GBS 5 F1 191
25-09-10 GBS 5 F2 191
25-09-10 GBS 5 F3 191
Walkers Ready Salted 6-pack multipacks
25-09-10 GBS 5 F2 191
25-09-10 GBS 5 F4 191
25-09-10 GBS 5 F2 192
25-09-10 GBS 5 F4 192
02-10-10 GBS 5 F2 192
02-10-10 GBS 5 F4 192
The company has recalled the affected products and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members of the recall. Notices are being displayed in stores that sell the crisps, explaining to consumers why the products have been recalled.
If you have bought an affected multipack, you can call the Walkers freephone helpline on 0800 274 777 for a full refund.
No other Walkers products are known to be affected.
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