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Sainsbury's withdraws some beef burgers

Sainsbury’s has withdrawn its Taste the Difference Scotch Beef Burgers with Smoked Jalapeno Chillies (pack of two), because the product contains cheese that is not mentioned in the allergy advice box although it is correctly labelled in the ingredients list. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents.

The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert advising anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents not to eat this product.

Product details

The product being withdrawn is:

  • Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Scotch Beef Burgers with Smoked Jalapeno Chillies (pack of two)
  • Weight: 284g
  • All ‘use-by’ dates

Sainsbury’s has withdrawn the burgers from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members of the withdrawal. Notices are being displayed in stores explaining why the product has been withdrawn. Anyone who has bought the affected burgers can return them to the customer service desk for a full refund.

No other Sainsbury’s 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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

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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