Marks & Spencer issues urgent food recall over serious allergy fears – do you have item?

The British supermarket chain, Marks & Spencer, has issued an urgent recall on an own-brand product stocked in their stores due to allergy fears. Those who have been shopping in-store or online who may be allergic are being urged to check their fridge and freezers for the affected item.

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M&S Chicken Bites

A food recall was issued for Marks & Spencer’s M&S Chicken Bites product as the items may contain egg which is not mentioned on the label.

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) warned: “Marks & Spencer is recalling M&S Chicken Bites because they contain egg which is not mentioned on the label.

“This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.”

A statement on the FSA website reads: “If you have bought the listed product [M&S Chicken Bites] and have an allergy or intolerance to egg do not eat it.

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

The products affected by the recall are listed below:

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Marks & Spencer is recalling the above products from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.

M&S released the following statement: “Customer safety is of paramount importance to Marks & Spencer and we take all issues regarding the production of our foods extremely seriously.

“Marks & Spencer is recalling its Chicken Bites given the presence of egg in a small number of incorrectly labelled packs.

“Any customers in possession of this product who have an egg allergy or intolerance, or who wish to exchange the product, can return it to their nearest store where a full refund will be given.

“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”

The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.

These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Those who have bought the product are being urged not to eat the food to avoid risk.

Instead, they can return it to the store it was bought where they will be given a full refund for the item.

No other Marks & Spencer products are known to be affected.

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