Tesco recall croissants over nut allergy label mishap

The supermarket has urged customers to return the product for a full refund

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Supermarket giant Tesco has had to recall their frozen croissants after failing to note on the product may contain almonds.

Six packs of all-butter breakfast snacks, which cost shoppers £2.50, should have had a warning on the label to inform customers who suffer from nut allergies.

The national chain conceded that the recalled batch may have been packed in error with croissants containing almonds.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said: "Tesco is recalling Tesco Frozen All Butter Croissants 6 pack because it may contain almonds (nuts) not mentioned on the label.

"Due to a packaging error some packs may have been incorrectly packed with Tesco Frozen Almond Croissants, which contain almonds (nuts).

"This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almonds (nuts).

Tesco All Butter Croissants Six Packs have been recalled.
Tesco All Butter Croissants Six Packs have been recalled.
Tesco are recalling their All Butter Croissants six packs.
Tesco are recalling their All Butter Croissants six packs.

"If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to almonds (nuts) do not eat it.

"Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund."

Consumers have been asked by the supermarket to return the croissants for a full refund.

The affected goods are six packs, and weigh 255g. The product code is: LL 111.

Sufferers of Anaphylaxis will need to be wary not to consume the product, after the warning from the supermarket.

According to the NHS: "Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy."

The Anaphylaxis Campaign, which helps those allergic to nuts, 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).

"This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and - on rare occasions - death."

As reported in The Sun, the person affected may feel very weak.