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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.

Waitrose: The supermarket giant have issued an urgent recall on one of the food items (Image: Getty Images/Waitrose)

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.”

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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:

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Item: Kania Oregano

Pack size: 7.5g

Batch code: 9163BE

Best before: June 2022

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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