Waitrose Belgian Chocolate Cookie Recall [UK]


UK FlagUK/London: Waitrose Belgian Chocolate Cookie Recall [UK]Waitrose recalls certain batch/lots of Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies due to suspected mislabelling and consequential undeclared Hazelnuts, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. FSA: http://ht.ly/c0e530dCHQF

Direct link: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2017/16334/waitrose-recalls-its-8-belgian-white-chocolate-chunk-all-butter-cookies-because-of-undeclared-hazelnut

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Cookies are subject to recall:

  • 8 Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies, sold in 200 gram packages with a best-before date of 23 December 2017

==> No barcodes, UPCs, EANs or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the FSA, this recall was initiated after it was suspected that some boxes of Waitrose Belgian White Chocolate Chunk All Butter Cookies actually contain Waitrose Hazelnut & Milk Chocolate Cookies, a food product made with Hazelnuts. Due to this potential packaging error, it is possible that people with an allergy to Nuts in general and to Hazelnuts in specific could inadvertently consume these Cookies and experience life-threatening Anaphylaxis.

==> For information about Nut Allergy (including Peanuts and Tree Nuts such as Hazelnuts), please consult the “Allergens & Intolerances” tab at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession these recalled Cookies and could be allergic to their Hazelnut ingredients, have a close family member who is allergic or has previously experienced Anaphylaxis or are unsure of your allergy status, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household rubbish, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

if you have any questions about this recall, please contact Waitrose Customer Care on 0800 188884

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated or adulterated Cookies, please search for “cookies” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by undeclared Nuts, please search for “nut” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by undeclared Hazelnuts, please search for “hazelnut” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
FSA Ref: FSA-AA-52-2017
Recalls Direct RIN: 8947-2017
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