Tesco is recalling its own-brand 50% Less Fat Salad Cream and Jack’s 50% Reduced Fat Salad Cream because they both contain milk which isn’t mentioned on the label
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Tesco has recalled two types of salad cream dressings over fears they could spark allergic reactions.
The supermarket is pulling its own-brand 50% Less Fat Salad Cream and Jack’s 50% Reduced Fat Salad Cream.
Only bottles of these sauces with a best before date of June 2022 are affected by the recall.
Tesco has recalled these salad creams because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label.
This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk, or those who follow a vegan diet.
According to the NHS website, symptoms of someone who is allergic to milk include diarrhoea, a bloated stomach, stomach cramps and feeling sick.
Those who aren’t intolerant to milk or who aren’t vegan are fine to eat the recalled batches.
Both salad creams that have been pulled from shelves are 450ml in size, with all batch codes affected.
Tesco says you don’t need a receipt to get your money back if you’ve purchased an affected sauce.
The Tesco version costs 79p.
In a notice on the Tesco website, it says: “We’re recalling Tesco 50% Less Fat Salad Cream 450ml with a best before end date of June 2022.
“We’ve been made aware it contains milk that is not declared on the packaging.
“If you’ve bought the affected product, do not consume it if you have an allergy or intolerance to milk or follow a vegan diet.
“Instead, return it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.”
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Other recent recalls to watch out for include Mr Porky Pork Scratchings that may be contaminated with salmonella.
Meanwhile, Quorn has pulled its Vegetarian Turkey and Stuffing Slices because they contain wheat which isn’t mentioned on the label.
You can read up on the latest supermarket recalls here.
Supermarket recall rights
If a product you’ve purchased has been recalled, you can be asked to provide proof of purchase if returning the product to a store.
This can be in the form of a receipt or possibly a recent bank transaction.
But not all shops will ask for a receipt. Check the wording on the recall notice to see what you need to get a refund.
In cases where you don’t have the receipt, and the shop does ask for proof of purchase, you should go directly to the manufacturer.
The manufacturer shouldn’t usually require proof or purchase in order to issue a refund.
Shoppers can keep on top of the latest food alerts on the Food Standards Agency website.
You can also check the list of recalled products on the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website.