Co-op urges shoppers to dispose of meat product sold in stores that could cause wheezing and a tight chest

Co-op urges shoppers to dispose of meat product sold in stores that could cause wheezing and a tight chest

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Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 14/04/2024

- 08:52

Shoppers have been warned of food sold in Co-op stores

Co-op has urged customers to check for affected batches of one of its British pork picnic platters.

This is because it contains sulphites not listed on the ingredient label, which could potentially cause a health risk.

Coop 20* Piece Picnic Platter

Pack size 228g

Use by 21 April 2024

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned: "The product contains sulphites making it a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites."

Co-op picnic platter

Shoppers have been urged to dispose of the product


A Co-op statement said: "Reason for recall: Allergen mislabel. The product contains sulphites which is not stated on the pack.

"For a refund or replacement (subject to availability) please visit your local store. If purchased online, you can receive a refund by calling 0330 041 7737.

"You can contact our Customer Careline on 0800 0686 727. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

The convenience store added customers who find they have the affected batches should "dispose of the product".

The FSA added customers can find out more information in stores. It added: "The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.

"These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product."

An allergy to sulphites is rare but it can cause allergy-like symptoms in those with asthma or allergic rhinitis, according to Allergy UK.

The most common reaction for anyone with an allergy or intolerance is wheezing, a tight chest and a cough.

Co-op store

Food recall warnings have been shared


This is because some pies contained soya that is not mentioned on the label. The supermarket stated: "Customer safety is of paramount importance to Marks & Spencer and we take all issues regarding the products of our foods extremely seriously.

"Marks & Spencer is recalling its Plant Kitchen Mushroom Pie given the undeclared presence of soya in packs. Please do not consume this product if you have an allergy or intolerance to soya. If you wish to exchange the product, you can return it to your nearest store where a full refund will be given.

"Only the displayed date codes are impacted. No other M&S products are affected. We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused. For more information contact us on 0333 0148 555."

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