SPAR has pulled prawn pasta salads from shelves after a packaging blunder means that some of them are actually tuna and sweetcorn meals.
As a result, the label doesn’t declare that the dish is made with fish, which could be harmful for someone who is allergic.
1 Packets of Spar’s prawn salad have been recalledCredit: FSA
The convenience store chain, which has 2,600 branches across the UK, is urging people who’ve bought its own brand “Prawn Marie Rose Pasta Salad” not to eat it as a precaution.
Fish can bring out a skin rash and hives on someone who’s allergic, as well as stomach cramps and vomiting.
In the most serious cases it can cause trouble breathing and cause them to go in anaphylactic shock.
Pots that have been affected by the recall weigh 250g and have a barcode of 5010358234533.
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As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
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If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
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The best before date, which can be found on the bottom right-hand corner of the white label, is June 20 2019.
Customers who have a pack at home are advised not to eat it and instead return it to the store where they bought it.
You don’t need to bring the receipt with you to get a full refund.
In a notice issued on the Food Standards Agency website, the retailer wrote: “No other Spar products or batch codes are affected.
“Spar would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”
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