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Asda Withdraws Chocolate Delights

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Asda has withdrawn its own-brand Chocolate Delights because the product contains soya that is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to soya. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

If you have an allergy to soya you are advised not to eat this product.

The withdrawn product is:
Asda Chocolate Delights 2 x 120g packs

Use by dates:
18 September 2009
20 September 2009
22 September 2009
25 September 2009

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Asda has withdrawn the affected product and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the withdrawal. Notices will be displayed in all stores, explaining to customers why the product has been withdrawn, and the actions they can take if they have bought the product.

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

In such situations the Agency will issue an Allergy Alert. It is also possible to subscribe to an email alert system to receive automatic messages whenever Allergy Alerts are issued. Click on 'Get alerts' in the box at the bottom of this page to find more details.

You can get details of all the latest allergy alerts as soon as they're issued by getting the details sent as an SMS text message direct to your mobile phone.