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Waitrose issue urgent food recall of Heston Blumenthal product over allergy fears

Waitrose have issued an urgent food recall notice of an item from the popular range from superstar chef Heston Blumenthal. The supermarket are recalling the item because of an undisclosed ingredient, leading to allergy fears.


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Waitrose recall

Heston Mushroom & Gin Sauce, 200g

Use by: 14 February 2020 and 17 February 2020

The item contains mustard which is not mentioned on the label.

The FSA advised: “This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.”

Writing on the recall notice, Waitrose said: “Anyone with an allergy to mustard must not consume, and immediately return to your nearest branch of Waitress & Partners for a full refund.

“Freephone Customer Care 0800 188 881.

“We apologise that it has been necessary to recall this product and for the inconvenience caused.”

The Waitrose recall is not the only one UK shoppers should be aware of this week.

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Lidl issued an urgent warning this week after discovering substances in a product that could damage the liver or increase the risk of liver cancer.

A food recall was issued for Lidl’s Kania Oregano spice as the item was discovered to contain high levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids at high levels which can lead to liver disease and cancer.

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) warned: “Lidl GB is recalling Kania Oregano due to the possible presence of high levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.


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“Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are naturally occurring; however, prolonged consumption of high levels can lead to liver disease and cancer.”

The affected product details:

The FSA released the following statement: “Lidl GB is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.”

A point of sale notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product.

In this case, the advice provided by the FSA is simple: “If you have bought the above-mentioned product with the affected Best Before Date and Batch Code, we advise you to not eat it.

“Instead, return it to a Lidl GB store for a full refund, with or without a receipt.”

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