UK supermarket Asda has announced the recall of chocolate and beetroot cake sold in its stores due to mislabeling. It was found that the £2 Extra Special Hand Finished Chocolate and Beetroot Loaf Cake sold in its stores crosswise UK might contain nuts which was not mentioned in the packaging. Anyone with an allergy for nuts might be in danger once they consume the cake, the supermarket said in a statement.
Following the possible health risk, Asda has decided to withdraw all the cakes from its racks and recall the sold ones. Anyone who has purchased the item could get a full discount once the product is taken back to the nearest Asda store. Issuing an allergen alert the supermarket, said the ingredient is not listed on the label and the batch of 276g cakes affected have a best before date of February 22.
The company said: “It has been brought to our attention that a small number of packs of Asda Extra Special Chocolate and Beetroot Cake contain Asda Extra Special Carrot, Courgette and Orange Loaf Cake which contains walnuts.This was not declared on the label of the Asda Extra Special Chocolate and Beetroot Cake. You do not need your receipt. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
The Food Standards Agency in a statement said that the shoppers who bought this item should not eat it and return it to the store from where it was bought. It also stated that No other Asda products are known to be affected.