The supermarket giant promptly called out a popular Christmas item and asked people who are sensitive to sulfur dioxide or sulfur to avoid eating it.
Tesco’s Finest Festive Fruit and Nut set was incorrectly wrapped and there is no mention of sulfur dioxide on the label. Manchester Evening News Reports.
A notice posted by the Food Standards Agency reads: “Tesco calls on a Belgian Tesco Finest Festive of Dark Brazil Nuts.
The product is improperly packed with Tesco Finest Festive Fruit and Nut Selection which contains sulfur dioxide not mentioned on the label.
This means that the product is a potential health risk for anyone allergic to sulfur dioxide and / or sulfates.
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“Properly packaged Tesco Finest Festive Fruit and Nut Selection is not affected by this recall.”
The following products have been withdrawn:
The finest quality dark brazilian belgian chocolate from Tesco
The Financial Services Authority said: “Tesco is recalling the aforementioned product from customers and has contacted relevant sensitivity support organizations, who will inform their members about the recall.
“The company has also issued a recall notice to its customers, explaining to customers why the product was withdrawn and telling them what to do if they purchased the product.”
Customers were told: “If you bought the improperly packaged product above and are allergic to sulfur dioxide and / or sulfates, don’t eat it.
Alternatively, return it to the store it was purchased from or if preferred, call the Tesco Customer Helpline at 0800505555 for a full refund without returning the product to the store.