Waitrose: Supermarket issues urgent recall on popular cake over serious allergy fears

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A food recall is issued when there is a reason to believe that it may cause customers to become ill. The latest warning issued by Waitrose is on one of its carrot cakes.

Waitrose is recalling its Patisserie Carrot Cake Muffin 2S because of undeclared walnuts. 

The product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to walnuts.

Waitrose is urging customers not to consume if you have a nut allergy.

The best before date affected is February 5.

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The supermarket said: “Return the product to your local Waitrose branch as part of your routine shop for a refund or contact: Waitrose Customer Care – 0800188884, Option four.”

The Food Standards Agency explained: “Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold.

“Then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).

“Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.”

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The supermarket is also recalling bottles of laundry detergent after the discovery was made that it contains high levels of potassium hydroxide.

Potassium hydroxide is used in the manufacturing process to produce the soap which cleans clothes, however high levels of it can pose a serious risk to consumers.

It could cause serious harm to the skin and eyes, including skin burns or even eye damage.

Excessive levels of potassium hydroxide can also cause the bottle to leak.

Eco-friendly manufacturer Ecover is recalling its 1.5 litre bottles of Zero Non-Bio Laundry Liquid.

Ecover said: “We recognise that our consumers expect more from Ecover Zero.

“As an organisation that lives and breathes clean, we are deeply disappointed by this issue. 

“We are resolved to work as hard as we can to make this right for our consumers so we can confidently continue together in our clean world revolution.”

The laundry detergent is also sold in the likes of Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons.

According to the eco-friendly label, the recall only affected two batch codes but customers are encouraged to check their bottle using their online tool.

Customers can find it here: https://www.ecoverukrecall.com/wantToCheck.jsp.

These aren’t the only recalls in place right now.

Asda and Morrisons are recalling Milkybar Treats due to a strong unpleasant salty taste caused by an ingredient which is part of the normal composition but that has been overdosed in the production.

Customers should look for the use by dates of February 13 and February 14.

Any customers who have bought packs with the use by dates should not consume them and dispose of the contents.

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