Christmas cake-bakers have been warned a brand of ready-rolled icing sold in ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Shoprite and Tesco may contain undeclared nuts.
Dr Oetker has withdrawn a batch of its Ready Rolled Regal Ice White because a small number of packs were mistakenly filled with ready-rolled marzipan which contains ground almonds and could pose a health risk to anyone with a nut allergy.
The 450g packs costing £4 are sold in ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Shoprite and Tesco stores and have a best before code of Friday, October 12, 2018.
The company said: “Dr Oetker is recalling this batch of its Ready Rolled Icing. A very small number of packs were mistakenly filled with ready-rolled marzipan.
“We are concerned consumers will be disappointed as it is not the product expected, and while the packaging is clearly marked ‘may contain nuts (almonds), ‘the product is not suitable for anyone suffering from a nut allergy.”
The Food Standards Agency added:
“Dr Oetker is recalling its Regal-Ice Ready Rolled Icing White because some packs contain marzipan, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product poses a health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts (almonds). This product contains nuts (almonds) making it a health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts. If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. Dr Oetker is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.”
Dr Oetker has said people should return any pack of icing with the Friday, October 12, 2018 best-before date to the store they bought it from, and ask for a refund, and added: “No other best-before dates or Dr Oetker products are affected.”