Gargantuan supermarket chain, Tesco, have issued an ‘urgent recall’ of some of their ready meals after it emerged they may contain nuts that were not specified on the label.
Specifically, the ready meals in question are the 385g butter chicken dishes with a use-by date between 24/01/2017 and 25/01/2017.
The meals may have been contaminated by cashew nuts despite the fact that nuts are not featured on the list of ingredients. So far two batches have been found to contain undeclared cashew nuts, reports the Daily Mail.
Tesco issued a statement just a matter of minutes ago, stating:
If you have bought the products and have an allergy or intolerance to cashew nuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the nearest Tesco store for a refund (no receipt is required).
Tesco is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice in stores.
This notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product.
If somebody who has an allergy to cashew nuts consumes them then it can, in some cases, prove to be fatal.
A spokesman for Tesco added:
We have been made aware by our supplier that due to a manufacturing error the incorrect sauce has been used in two batches of this product.
The sauce contains cashew nuts and as such will have the incorrect allergen information on the packaging.
Fingers crossed this catastrophic mistake has no disastrous consequences…
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