ICELAND has recalled batches of vegan chocolate puddings over fears that they may actually contain milk.
It means that the No Moo Chocolate Puddings could actually be a health risk for anyone who has an intolerance to dairy because the ingredient isn’t declared on the label.
The melt in the middle desserts are sold in packs of two, weigh 160g and cost £2 a pack.
The supermarket is recalling all boxes of the puddings that have a use by date of anything up until July 13, 2021.
People who are allergic to milk can experience problems with their digestive system if they eat or drink it.
These include diarrhoea, a bloated stomach, feeling sick and stomach cramps.
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PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
Customers who’ve bought the puddings and are following a vegan diet or are known to be allergic to milk are being advised not to eat them.
Instead, you should return it to your nearest Iceland store in exchange for a full refund.
You don’t need to bring the receipt with you in order to get your money back.
In a notice issued on the Food Standards Agency website, the retailer said: “If you have any concerns or queries, please contact the store manager or call or customers care line on 0800 328 0800 Option 3.”
Puddings that have a later use by date aren’t believed to be affected and are still available to buy in store or online.
Other food recalls to watch out for include 10 different types of pesto which have been pulled from shelves at Tesco and Sainsbury’s just weeks after a separate mass recall was launched.
Meanwhile Tesco recalled Heinz baby food due to fears they could contain sharp metal.
Parents are also being urged to keep an eye out for mermaid, shark and unicorn hot water bottles that were pulled from Matalan over safety and quality fears.