Allergy sufferers warned over Masala mix-upSainsbury's blame a packaging error

28 June 2007

 

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Allergy sufferers have been warned about a packaging mix-up which resulted in some Sainsbury's Tikka Masalas actually containing sweet and sour chicken.

The supermarket giant has now withdrawn a batch of its own brand ‘Be Good To Yourself Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice 450g’. The affected product has a best before date of the end of March 2008.

Sainsbury’s said the error meant the product contained allergens that are not shown on the packaging.

Coeliac diet

This makes it unsafe for consumers who are allergic or intolerant to egg, wheat and soya or who are on a coeliac diet.

If you have bought one of the affected products then you can return it to any Sainsbury’s store where a full refund will be given.

Sainsbury’s has also contacted the Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK who will inform their at-risk allergic members of the withdrawal.