Allergen Recall: LoCol Cheese

Allergen Recall: LoCol Cheese

lo-col cheese

LoCol Cheese

Bradbury & Son (Buxton) Ltd are recalling batches of Lo-Col, their Cholesterol reducing cheese alternative, because the allergen the product is made of, milk, is not clearly highlighted as per the law.

This means that those quickly scanning the label to see if it's safe to eat, are likely to miss it.

Allergen Labelling

There is clear guidance on how allergens should be labeled, whether this is for foods sold already packaged or sold loose. There is also clear guidance on how allergens should be presented for those serving food.

In the 'Food allergen labelling and information requirements under the EU Food, Technical Guidance', it clearly states:
"62. This specifies that mandatory information about the presence of the Annex II ingredients which cause allergies will need to be emphasised from the other ingredients within the ingredients lists by means of contrasting font, size, style or background colour. For example: ‘INGREDIENTS: Oatmeal, sunflower oil, prawn (crustacean)’."

So, in this case, the allergen milk has not been emphasised from the other ingredients in the ingredients lists.

The LoCol Cheese Recall


Pack Size

Best Before

Batch Codes



195 g

19 September 2018, 1 October 2018,

3 October 2018,

7 October 2018,

9 October 2018

All Batch Codes


To read the Food Standards Agency's recall notice, click here. To see Lo-Col's recall notice on the Food Standards Agency's website, click here. We could find no mention of LoCol cheese at all on Bradbury & Son (Buxton) Ltd's website, though we did find a specific site for the LoCol cheese. However, we could not find any information on the recall on that site...