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Waitrose recalls its Spiced King Prawn Salad

Waitrose has recalled all date codes of Waitrose Spiced King Prawn Salad because the product contains sesame seeds that were not declared on the label. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic to sesame. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details

  • Waitrose LOVE Life You Count Spiced King Prawn Noodle Salad, 230g
  • Date codes: All use by dates

Waitrose has removed the product from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and the actions they can take if they have purchased this product. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at risk members of the recall.

For further information, customers should call Waitrose Customer Services on 0800 188884.

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 Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.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