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The Co-op recalls Lentilles Vertes

The Co-op is recalling all of its Wholefoods Dried Lentilles Vertes. Some packs contain wheat, which isn’t mentioned on the label. If you are allergic or intolerant to wheat or gluten, you should not eat this product. The Agency has issued an allergy alert.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

  • The Co-operative Wholefoods Dried Lentilles Vertes, 500g
  • Best before date: All date codes

The Co-op has withdrawn all affected stock. Customer notices have been displayed in stores, explaining why the lentils have been recalled.

If you have purchased the product you should contact the Co-op customer services team on 0800 0686 727 for a full refund.

In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members of the recall.

No other Co-op products are known to be affected.

About 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

In such situations the Agency will issue an Allergy Alert. It is also possible to subscribe to an email alert system to receive automatic messages whenever Allergy Alerts are issued. Click on 'Get alerts' in the box at the bottom of this page to find more details.

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