Spice recalled over nut allergy scare

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FOOD safety chiefs are warning allergy sufferers after a spice manufacturer released a product mixed with potentially harmful ground almonds.

The Food Standards Agency has released a recall notice over bags of ground cumin produced by The Bart Ingredients Company Ltd.

The notice relates to 35g packets which have the batch codes 4291 (best before October 2017), 4347 (best before December 2017) and 4348 (also best before December 2017).

In a statement, the agency said: “A batch of this product has been found to potentially contain almond, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almond.

“Our advice to consumers (is) if you have bought the above product and have an allergy to almond, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

“The company is recalling the above product and will be contacting the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.

“The company will be displaying point-of-sale notices in stores that sell any of the affected product. A copy of the allergy alert issued by Bart Ingredients Ltd is attached.”