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Asda milk chocolate recalled due to nuts danger

Asda milk chocolate recalled due to nuts danger Allergy alert issued

Asda has withdrawn its own-brand milk chocolate because chocolate containing nuts has been wrongly packed into milk chocolate packaging.

The label does not state that the chocolate contains nuts, which means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with a nut allergy. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Anyone with a nut allergy is advised to avoid the product. The details are:

  • Asda milk chocolate (100g)
  • Best before: 9 June 2011
  • Price: £0.60
  • Barcode: 50514135116218

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

Eating nuts can trigger anaphylactic shock in people who are allergic to them. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction affecting the entire body which can be life threatening.

Typical symptoms, which can start within minutes of coming into contact with the culprit food, include swelling of the lips and throat, an itchy rash, breathing difficulties, rapid drop in blood pressure and tingling sensation in the hands and feet.

Unlike other food allergies which may clear as you age, a nut allergy is often a lifelong condition.

More information Food allergy and food intolerances

This article was published on Tue 27 July 2010



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