Allergen Recall: Whitworths Milk Chocolate Raisins

Allergen Recall: Whitworths Milk Chocolate Raisins

Allergen Recall: Whitworths Milk Chocolate Raisins


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Whitworths Ltd recalls Milk Chocolate Raisins supplied to Poundland


Whitworths Ltd are recalling a batch of their Milk Cholocate Raisins that were supplied to Poundland. Due to a supplier's error, there is a possibility that some packs have been contaminated with chocolate coated peanuts.

Severe Food Allergy


A food allergy is caused when the body mistakenly creates the antibody Immunoglobulin E (IgE) as a reaction to certain foods (such as peanuts), or other allergens such as wasp or bee stings, medication (like penicillin) or latex. This triggers a severe immune response, releasing large amounts of histamines and other substances in the body, which can lead to local reactions, like vomiting and diarrhoea, itching or swelling of the skin, sneezing, wheezing and coughing. When the reaction becomes systemic (affecting the whole body), this turns into anaphylaxis, also called anaphylactic shock, which is a life threatening condition.

Symptoms of anaphylactic shock can include:

  • Swelling of the face, throat and/or mouth
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe symptoms of asthma
  • Abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting

Peanut Allergy


A peanut allergy can lead to anaphylactic shock, and it's thus extremely important that the person with a known allergy to peanuts does not come into contact with peanuts. Even touching an item that someone who has been eating peanuts has also touched, could result in anaphylactic shock and their death if not immediately treated.

For more information on Peanut Allergies, click here.

Exact Product Recalled


Now we know why it is so important for peanuts to be clearly present and highlighted on all food labels, we can go back to the Whitworths Milk Chocolate Raisins supplied to Poundland.

The details of the Milk Chocolate Raisins being recalled are:

Pack size: 150g
Best before end date: July 2018
Batch code: L519517

No other batches are affected.

Follow this link if you'd like to read the Food Standards Agency recall notice, and here you will find Whitworths Ltd's own product recall notice.


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