Allergen Recall: Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes are not Potatoes...

Allergen Recall: Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes

Allergen Recall: Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes

Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes

Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes

Due to a production error, packs of Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes actually contain Cauliflower Cheese. Therefore, the ingredients list is incorrect.

And it also means that allergens, which legally need to be clearly highlighted in that list, are not mentioned. In this case, there is only one, wheat (gluten).


The recall article does not mention whether these Dauphinoise Potatoes are chilled or frozen, but with the best before date not being till March 2020, we reason that this must be a frozen ready meal.

Wheat and Gluten Allergies

According to Allergy UK, reactions to wheat can be due to a variety of reasons.

An immediate allergy is caused by the body producing IgE antibodies to one or more proteins found in the wheat grain. This kind of wheat allergy is more common in children, though adults can have it as well. Symptoms can occur within minutes or up to 2 hours after eating the wheat containing product and include rhinitis, asthma, hives (urticaria), swelling (angio-oedema) or anaphylaxis. Vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and a flare up of eczema can also occur.

Some people can have a serious immediate allergic reaction if they exercise after eating a wheat containing product. These allergic reactions can be severe, and lead to anaphylaxis, a life threatening condition.

A delayed reaction to wheat does not involve those IgE antibodies and can occur between several hours and several days to take effect. Sympptoms include diarrhoea or worsening of excema.

Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune reaction to gluten proteins found in wheat and other grains, like barley and rye. This autoimmune reaction causes damage to the lining of the small intestine which decreases the ability of the gut to absorb nutrients; this can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Symptoms can include feeling bloated, diarrhoea, nausea, wind, constipation, tiredness, sudden or unexpected weight loss, hair loss, joint or bone pain, pins and needles, infertility or repeat miscarriages and anaemia, and sometimes also dermatitis herpetiformis.

Intolerance due to gut fermentation can cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) like symptoms such as feeling bloated, having gas, gurgling and abdominal pain. These symptoms are caused by bacteria in the large intestine fermenting the poorly absorbed fructose molecules found in wheat (and some other food products).

Gluten sensitivity is a newly recognised condition, and it is still unclear whether the symptoms are caused by a reaction to the gluten or another protein found in wheat. Symptoms can including abdominal pain, altered bowel habit, bloating, nausea and reflux. It is also associated with symptoms such as foggy mind, joint pains, fatigue, depression, headaches, anxiety and a general lack of well being.

Details about the Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes Recall


Pack Size

Best Before

Bar Code


Asda Dauphinoise Potatoes




Wheat (Gluten)

To read the Food Standards Agency's recall notice, click here. To see Asda's own recall notice on the FSA website, click here. To find this product recall on Asda's own website, go here.