Marks & Spencer urgently pulls sweet snacks from shelves over risk of hives, nausea and more

Marks & Spencer outside store

Marks & Spencer has issued a recall

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Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray


Published: 07/07/2024

- 14:48

Marks & Spencer has recalled treats with undeclared ingredients

Shoppers who have visited Marks & Spencer should check their cupboards for the affected snacks.

Packs of mini bites may contain numerous undeclared allergens that could pose a serious risk to consumers.


Chocolate Cornflake Mini Bites

Best Before Date: 06/08/2024

Barcode: 00347884

The supermarket said: "Marks & Spencer is recalling Chocolate Cornflake Mini Bites due to the undeclared presence of hazelnut, oats and wheat flour in a small number of packs.

Chocolate cornflake mini bites

The item has undeclared allergens

MARKS & SPENCER

"Please do not consume this product if you have an allergy or intolerance to hazelnut, oats or wheat flour.

"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 014 8555."

It added: "Customer safety is of paramount importance to Marks & Spencer and we take all issues regarding the production of our foods extremely seriously."

Nut, oat and wheat flour allergies can be extremely dangerous. Symptoms can include hives, sneezing, itching throat and mouth and nausea.

In some cases, these allergies can be fatal, so customers are asked to check their packs and to return affected batches.

Recalls are issued when a potential health risk or error is discovered with a food product and point-of-sale notices are often displayed in branches with more information.

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AB World Foods Ltd recalled batches of tahini due to the possible presence of salmonella, which can cause sickness, fever, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and more.

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AB World Foods Ltd said: "Al'Fez is taking the precautionary step of recalling the above date codes of 160 gram jars of tahini sold in stores across the UK.

"The decision has been taken due to a risk of a possible presence of salmonella.

"No other Al'Fez products, date codes or best before dates are affected. If you have one of the products detailed above, please return it to the store for a full refund. You do not need a receipt.

"If you purchased it online, contact the Al'Fez consumer care team on (UK) 0800 0195 617, (ROI) 0044 800 0195 617 or at consumer.services@abworldfoods.com."

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