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Lindt & Sprüngli (UK) Limited (“Lindt”) has alerted consumers in the UK that certain Easter Eggs do not correctly identify a potential allergen in the product. This has been confirmed by the Food Standards Agency in the UK:
As a result of an error during the co-packing process, certain Lindt shell eggs were placed in the incorrect packaging: leading to the wrong product in the wrong box! So where they should be a milk egg it has been place in dark egg packaging or where a milk egg has been placed in white egg packaging. Whilst the confusion may be obvious Lindt also acknowledge that the label does not list barley malt extract as an ingredient and therefore this error makes them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley. Strangely there is no risk to consumers who are intolerant to gluten. The batch details of affected products are below:
Product: Lindt Excellence Dark Extra Fine Shell Egg
‘Best before’ end: October 2017
Pack size: 220g
Batch code: LS7018
Product: Lindor Strawberry & Cream Shell Egg
‘Best before’ end: July 2017
Pack size: 285g
Batch code: L6334
No other Lindt & Sprungli Ltd products are known to be affected
If you have bought the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to barley, do not eat them. Instead return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.
And on www.glutenfreePSD.wordpress.com my guide to GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Boxes has been broken into three separate guides for Chocolate Boxes: key Chocolate Producers Boxes, easily available Street Chocolate Boxes (including The Co-Op, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose) and Decadent Chocolate Boxes (including Fortnum & Masons, Harrods and Selfridges).
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This information was correct as of March 2017.
But as I am learning, ingredients do change and therefore you should always read the label and check for yourself whether it is GLUTEN FREE or not!