Tesco recalls Takeaway Chicken due to cashew ingredient that was not named on label

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled two batches of its Tesco Takeaway Chicken because the sauce contains cashew nuts, which is not mentioned on the label, and presents a potential health risk. 

The 385g packaged products have ‘use by’ dates of 24 January 2017 and 25 January 2017.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said: “If you have bought the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to cashew nuts, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the nearest Tesco store for a refund (no receipt is required).”

Regarding the incident, Tesco said its supplier had identified a manufacturing error. “As a precautionary measure, we are recalling affected date codes from customers. No other Tesco products are known to be affected.”

Customers who have bought the products have been urged to return the chicken meals to the store, where a full refund will be provided.

Relevant allergy support organisations have been informed, who in turn will tell their members about the recall. Point-of-sale notices have also been issued in stores explaining to customers why the product is being recalled and telling them what to do if they have purchased it.

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