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Asda recalls Fresh Tastes Pouch Haddock

Asda is recalling some of its Fresh Tastes Pouch Haddock, as it has been packed incorrectly, affecting part of one batch code. The pouch may contain a chicken and bacon product which contains mustard in the sauce. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or sensitive to mustard.

The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

  • ASDA Fresh Tastes Pouch Haddock, 400g
  • Batch / date codes: 5051413871690 (‘use by’ 16 July 2011)

People who are allergic to or intolerant of mustard should not eat this product, but should return it to an Asda store to obtain a refund.

The company is recalling the affected product and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at-risk members. Notices are being displayed in all stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and what they can do if they have bought the product.

No other ASDA products are known to be affected.

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