Peanut Hottie – Product Recall
Date: Friday 31st July
Product affected: Peanut Hottie Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink
Batch number affected: B: 157384 and Expiry Date: 16/10/16
Retailers affected: Morrisons and Tesco only
A small batch of ‘Peanut Hottie’ Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink is being recalled because of a packaging error. Products labelled Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink actually contain Peanut Butter and Chocolate Flavour Hot Drink which contains soya – this is not included on the label. The product is therefore a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to soya.
The recall only affects approximately 1,000 bottles of Peanut Hottie being sold in Tesco or Morrisons. It is believed that only a very small number of which have made their way on to supermarket shelves as most have been stopped at store depots.
Lisa Gawthorne, Managing Director of Bravura Foods, the makers of Peanut Hottie, said: “We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused to customers who may have purchased product from the batch affected by incorrect labelling. The label does say that the product may contain traces of soya which we are hoping would have deterred anyone with a soya allergy from buying.
“We are working with the Food Standards Agency to minimise impact and let allergy sufferers know about the error.
“We believe that as few as 30 bottles of the affected product have made their way on to supermarket shelves. We’re currently working with Morrisons and Tesco to recall all products under the affected batch number.”
If you have bought the affected product it can be returned to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.
Allergy UK, the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK, issued an allergy alert after being approached by Bravura Foods.
In its statement, the charity thanked Bravura Foods for their ‘prompt and responsible attitude to this allergy alert and for covering all our mailing costs’.
Anyone with concerns can contact Allergy UK via its Helpline; 01322 619898.
For media enquiries or more information please contact the Peanut Hottie team at Smoking Gun PR on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 839 1986.