Food Standards Agency
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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.
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The Co-op has withdrawn all affected stock.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.
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