Sunday, October 26, 2008

Allergy Alert: Prepared Sausage Meals Contain Sulfites

Tesco has announced a recall of some of its own brand of Prepared Sausage Meals, because the meals contain undeclared sulfur dioxide, according to an alert issued by the UK Food Standards Agency on Friday.

All "Use by" dates up to and including 1 November 2008 of the following three items have been recalled:

  • Tesco Classic Bangers and Mash, 500g
  • Tesco Classic Lincolnshire Sausage with Cheddar & Bacon Bubble Squeak, 450g
  • Tesco Finest Classics 3 Cumberland Sausages with Fresh Mash, 500g

While most people can consume these meals without ill effect, individuals who are sensitive to sulfites may suffer severe – possibly life-threatening – illness as a result of consuming one of the meals. People who suffer from asthma may be especially sensitive to sulfites.

Tesco has posted notices in its stores explaining the reason for this recall. Anyone who purchased one of the recalled meals is invited to return it to the store for a full refund.

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