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Tesco recalls chocolate bars in allergy scare

Tesco recalls chocolate bars with urgent warning over peanut allergies

Tesco has recalled chocolate bars which may contain peanuts from shelves as they may not be declared on the label.

The supermarket has issued an urgent health safety warning about its own-brand Tesco Nutty Nougat Caramel Chocolate Bars Multipack and Tesco Dreamy Caramel Chocolate Bars Multipack.

Typically selling for £1.15, the supermarket said they had been recalled because of a mispack. Both come in packs of six.

“This poses a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts”, it admitted.

People who are allergic to nuts and come into contact with some can go into anaphylactic shock. They might choke to death without urgent treatment.

Less severe reactions include hives, eczema or swelling and rashes on the skin, runny nose and sneezing, red or watery eyes, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign, which helps sufferers, said: “Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction affecting more than one body system such as the airways, heart, circulation, gut and skin.

“Symptoms can start within seconds or minutes of exposure to the food or substance you are allergic to and usually will progress rapidly. On rare occasions there may be a delay in the onset of a few hours.

“The common causes include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, shellfish, fish, sesame seeds and kiwi fruit, although many other foods have been known to trigger anaphylaxis.

“There may also be a dramatic fall in blood pressure (anaphylactic shock). The person may become weak and floppy and may have a sense of something terrible happening.

“This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and on rare occasions
death.”

Return them to Tesco for refund

The Government’s Food Standards Agency shared the warning,

It said: “If you have bought the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to any Tesco store for a full refund.

“Tesco is recalling the above products 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 recall 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.”


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