Supermarket shoppers have been warned that a type of ready meal found in Tesco and Sainsburys has been urgently recalled as it could be dangerous for peanut allergy sufferers.
The warning has been issued over Scratch Chicken Pad Thai with Noodles and Veggies because of undeclared peanuts. The company has stated that the meal contains peanuts despite not saying so on the label, which is why it is being recalled.
Anyone who has a peanut allergy or intolerance could potentially put their health at risk if they eat the meal. The warning has been shared by Scratch Meals Ltd and the Food Standards Agency as well as Tesco and Sainsbury’s where the meal is sold.
Chronicle Live reports that shoppers are being urged to return the affected items for a refund and are being told not to eat them if they have a peanut allergy.
The Sainsbury’s notice says: “Scratch are recalling their Scratch Chicken Pad Thai 380g with the above use by dates as a precautionary measure, as it may contain peanuts which is not stated on the label. This means the product could pose a risk to consumers with an allergy or intolerance to peanuts.
“If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to peanuts, do not eat it. Instead, return it to your local Sainsburys store for a full refund (with or without receipt). No other Scratch product has been affected and Scratch would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.”
And Tesco added: “If you’ve bought an affected product and have an allergy or intolerance to peanuts, please don’t eat it. Instead, return it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.”
Scratch Chicken Pad Thai with Noodles and Veggies
Pack size: 380g
Use by: 25 January 2024, 26 January 2024, 27 January 2024 and 28 January 2024
Risk statement: This product contains peanuts making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.
Action taken by the company: Scratch Meals Ltd is recalling the above product from customers and have been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
Advice to consumers: If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to peanuts, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund (with or without receipt). For further details, contact 01472 350197 or by email: email@example.com.
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