Tesco, Aldi and Iceland recall breakfast cereal over this safety risk

Supermarkets are taking this popular breakfast item off its shelves following safety concerns

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Tesco, Aldi and Iceland have recalled breakfast cereal over fears for consumer safety.

When it comes to choosing breakfast cereals that are healthy you need to know the best and worst cereals for your diet. And while Weetabix previously came out top as the healthiest cereal for kids, shoppers are being warned to check their cupboards for another healthy cereal that could actually put consumers at risk.

The supermarkets have decided to pull boxes of Free from Bran Flakes 300g off its shelves because the missing ingredients on the food packaging is at risk to those with allergies. It comes as Iceland Ireland recalls a number of frozen products and Cadbury recalls six dessert pots over contamination fears.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued the product recall because some packs may contain a small amount of another cereal variant (Chocolate Pillows) that contain milk and hazelnut (nuts) which are not mentioned on the box label.

As a result, anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to these ingredients - milk or milk constituents and / or an allergy to hazelnut (nuts) would be at risk.

Trading standards shared, "Allergy Alert Tesco is recalling Tesco Free From Bran Flakes as some packs may contain a small amount of another cereal variant (chocolate pillows) that contain milk and hazelnut (nuts) which are not mentioned on the label."

The recalled items have the best before date of May 26, 2024.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) stated, “If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to hazelnut (nuts) do not eat it. Instead, return it to a Tesco store for a full refund, no receipt is required. For further details please contact Tesco customer services on 0800 505 555.”

Tesco recall Free From Bran Flakes

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Shoppers who have bought the affected item are asked to return it to store for a refund.

Aldi is also recalling various cereal bars - Harvest Morn High Protein Bars because they contain milk and/or peanuts and/or soya, which may not be emphasised in bold type on the label.

This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, an allergy to peanuts and/or an allergy to soya.

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You can read more about which bars are affected at the Food Standards Agency here.

Selina Maycock
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