Sainsbury's recalls hot cross buns over fears they will make you sick

Sainsbury's recalls hot cross buns over fears they will make you sick

SAINSBURY'S has issued an urgent recall for batches of own brand hot cross buns over fears that they could trigger allergies.

A manufacturing error meant that some of the supermarket's Free From Fruity Hot Cross Buns have been accidentally made with chocolate chips.

Although the chocolate is dairy-free, they may contain traces of soy – an ingredient that isn't declared on the packaging.

Soy is a byproduct of soybeans and is found in foods such as meat, baked goods, chocolate and breakfast cereals.

It's one of the most common allergies in the UK, particularly among babies who react badly to soy-based milk formula.

Someone with an allergy may suffer from a tingling mouth, hives, itchy skin or swollen lips, throat or tongue.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.

As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.

But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.

When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.

If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.

They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.

In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.

You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.

Soy can send someone into anaphylaxis in extreme cases, causing a person to go into shock, lose consciousness and difficulty breathing.

The sweet treats were sold back in April this year but have an expiry date of August 16.

Shoppers are being urged to check their kitchen cupboards for packs of the baked goods that may have survived since Easter.

The supermarket is warning anyone who has an allergy to soya not to eat the snacks.

Instead, customers should return it to their nearest stores in exchange for a full refund. You don't need to bring the receipt.

In a statement, the retailer said: "For any concerns or questions regarding this, please contact our careline on 0800 636262 or by email to [email protected]

"No other Sainsbury’s products have been affected by this issue. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause."

Lidl has also recalled microwavable burgers because they contain ingredients not declared on the packaging that could make you ill.

Other recalls to look out for include Aldi's Specially Selected cheesecakes because the glass pots can easily smash.

Iceland has also recalled bags of frozen crispy chicken dippers as they may contain bits of plastic.

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