Walkers Snack Foods has withdrawn a batch of Walkers Sensations Lime and Coriander Chutney Poppadoms with a ‘best before’ date of 21 December 2013, because the product contains egg and shrimp that have not been declared on the label. The product may be a health risk to people who have an allergy to or an intolerance to egg or shrimp (crustacean). The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert.
The company is withdrawing the above product from sale. Customer notices will be displayed in stores explaining to customers why the product has been withdrawn. The company has also contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.
If you have bought this product and have an allergy to egg or shrimps or an intolerance to them, do not eat the poppadoms, but return the pack to the store where you bought it for a full refund.
No other Walkers Snack Foods products are known to be affected.
About Allergy Allerts
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 Then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.
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