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Aldi has recalled Gille Swedish Cookies

Aldi has recalled three varieties of Gille Swedish Cookies because they contain egg, which is not mentioned the product labels. This makes these cookies a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to or intolerant of egg. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert. Anyone who is allergic to or intolerant of egg is advised not to eat these cookies.

Product information

All packs of:

  • Gille Hafertaler, 150g
  • Gille Vanilletraum, 175g
  • Gille Haferflockengebäck, 175g

Aldi has recalled the affected cookies and is putting recall notices in the national press tomorrow, Wednesday 2 February 2011. They have contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. If you have bought any of the affected cookies you can return them to Aldi for a full refund.

No other Gille or Aldi branded products are known to be affected

Allergy alerts

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

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