Tesco withdraws its jaffa cakesMove follows labelling problem

23 October 2007

Supermarket giant Tesco has withdrawn all batches of its own-brand jaffa cakes because of an allergy scare.

The product has been found to contain milk, which is not shown on the label.

This makes them unsafe for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents.

It follows previous action by the supermarket giant earlier this month when it withdrew batches of its own-brand Value Jaffa Cakes due to a similar problem.

Milk allergy

Now the company is withdrawing all batches of Tesco Jaffa Cakes (12 and 36 packs) but no other Tesco products are known to be affected.

Customers can return the affected product to stores for a full refund.

The symptoms of milk allergy are often mild and can include rashes, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and difficulty in breathing.

In a very few cases milk allergy can cause anaphylaxis, which can result in difficulty breathing and a rapid fall in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal.