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Wanis withdraws Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish drink

Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish Moss Vanilla Flavoured Drink with a 'best before' end date of February 2014, has been withdrawn by Wanis, because it contains milk that is not mentioned on the label. Anyone with an allergy to or an intolerance of milk should not consume the drink. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details:

The withdrawn product is:
• Big Bamboo Jamaican Irish Moss Vanilla Flavoured Drink, 284ml
• 'Best before': end of February 2014

Wanis has withdrawn the product because, while the label mentions that the product contains casein, it makes no clear reference to milk. This means the product should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy to or an intolerance of milk.

The company has withdrawn all affected stock and customer notices will be displayed in stores to let consumers know why the product is being withdrawn and the actions they can take if they have purchased the product.

No other Wanis products are known to be affected.

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