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ASK Italian recalls Christmas Crackers because of undeclared allergens

ASK Italian is recalling Ask Italian Christmas Crackers because the chocolates in the cracker contains peanuts, soya, barley (gluten), eggs, wheat (gluten) and may contain almonds (nuts) and oats (gluten) not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almonds (nuts), peanuts and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to barley (gluten), eggs, oats (gluten) and wheat (gluten).
The product was mis-packed with the incorrect chocolates.

Product details

ASK Italian Christmas Crackers
Best before end: September 2021
Allergens Egg, Gluten (barley, oats, wheat), Nuts (almond), Peanuts, Soya

Risk statement

Allergen(s): Allergens: Peanuts, soya, barley (gluten), eggs, wheat (gluten), almonds (nuts) and oats (gluten).

This product contains peanuts, soya, barley (gluten), eggs, wheat (gluten) and may contain almonds (nuts) and oats (gluten). This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almonds (nuts), peanuts and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to barley (gluten), eggs, oats (gluten) and/or wheat (gluten).

Action taken by the company

ASK Italian is recalling this product from customers and has 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 products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to any of the allergens listed above, do not eat the chocolate inside the cracker. Instead return it to the restaurant from where it was bought for a full refund.

About allergy alerts

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.

Ref: FSA-AA-78-2020