Allergy Alert: Waitrose Stem Ginger Cookies – undeclared almond & sulphur dioxide

Waitrose has withdrawn packs of its ‘Waitrose Stem Ginger Cookies 200g’ as they contain ‘Waitrose Cherry & Almond cookies 200g’ due to a packaging error.  The product also contains sulphur dioxide which is not mentioned as an ingredient on the packaging.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almond and/ or a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide.waitrose cookies.JPG

PRODUCT DETAILS:

Product name: Waitrose Stem Ginger Cookies 200g
Brand: Waitrose
‘Best before’ date: 02 April 2016
Pack size: 200g

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

RISK:

Allergen: almond and sulphur dioxide

The product contains almond and sulphur dioxide, which are not mentioned as ingredients on the product label, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almonds and/ or a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide.

ADVICE  TO CONSUMERS:

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to almond and/ or a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where you bought it.

No other date codes or Waitrose products are affected by this recall.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any queries please contact the Waitrose Customer Services Department on: 0800 188884

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