Tesco withdraws own brand Value Jaffa Cakes
18 Ottobre 2007
Tesco has withdrawn its Value Jaffa Cakes because the product has been found to contain milk, which is not shown on the label. This makes the product unsafe for individuals who are allergic or
intolerant to milk or milk constituents. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
Anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk is advised not to eat this product.
Tesco Value Jaffa Cakes (24 in a pack)
Batch codes: all
No other Tesco products are known to be affected.
Tesco has withdrawn all affected stock from sale. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in their stores telling the public the reason for the withdrawal and that customers can return the
product to the stores for a full refund. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, who will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal.
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