Maysum withdraws meat samosas
Tuesday 11 January 2011
Maysum has withdrawn one batch of its meat samosas because they contain sulphur dioxide that is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is sensitive to sulphites. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
If you are sensitive to sulphites you are advised not to eat these products.
The product being withdrawn is:
- Product: Maysum Meat Samosas, 675g
- Best before: 19 November 2011
- Batch code: 318102010
Maysum has withdrawn the affected batch from sale. Point-of-sale notices have been issued explaining why the product has been withdrawn and the relevant allergy support organisations have been contacted, which will tell their members about the withdrawal.
No other Maysum products are known to be affected.
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