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Waitrose UK: Food recall warning - supermarket withdraws soup from shelves


Waitrose soups have been recalled over allergy concerns.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) revealed the posh UK supermarket is withdrawing the soup from shelves.

Waitrose is recalling Waitrose Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup and Waitrose Roasted Tomato, Bean & Quinoa Soup.

Some of the pots of soup have had the wrong products put in, meaning they contain allergens not mentioned on the packaging

The products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

Which products are affected:

Waitrose Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup

Pack size 400g

Use by 25 August 2019

Waitrose Roasted Tomato, Bean & Quinoa Soup

Pack size 400g

Use by 25 August 2019

Waitrose issued a notice to customers, which read: “Waitrose is recalling the above products as some pots have been filled with the incorrect product, which contains soya that is not declared on the label.

“Any customers who have an allergy to soya should not consume this product.

“Return the product to your local Waitrose branch for a full refund.”

The FSA said: “If you have bought either of the above products and have an allergy to soya do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”

Symptoms of a soy allergy include the mouth tingling, hives, swelling for the lips, face and tongue, a runny nose, redness or gastric issues such a vomiting or diarrhoea.

Soy is include in foods such as tofu, miso, tempeh, soy sauce, edamame and vegetable oil.

Sainsbury’s recall news saw hot cross buns removed from shelves recently. 

Sainsbury’s is recalling Deliciously Free From 4 Fruity Hot Cross Buns by Sainsbury’s because they may contain chocolate chips which are milk free but contain traces of soya which is not declared on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.

The recall applies to all of the specified hot cross bun packs with date codes up to and including 16 August 2019.

The pack size of the products is 280g.

Sainsbury’s Tu sale on clothes including school uniform is set to end on Monday, so act quickly. 

Two school dresses can be snapped up for just £6.75 in the sale. School uniform items start at £1.12.


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