Coeliac UK statement on Quorn Burger recall
26 July 2018
Coeliac UK is engaged in discussions with Quorn Foods on their product recall of Quorn Gluten Free Burgers. Quorn Gluten Free Burgers are licensed by the charity and we want to alert consumers to the recall notice that Quorn Foods has released today.
The charity has had initial discussions with Quorn Foods and is giving them time for investigation. We are doing everything we can to get a clear understanding of the extent of this incident, to be able to share information with consumers. For people with coeliac disease this is a food safety issue that we are taking very seriously and we will continue to be in active dialogue with Quorn Foods and will pursue our own separate investigation.
Our understanding is that the product recall affects 6,496 packs of frozen Quorn Gluten Free Burgers 227g (bar code: 5019503027006; Date code: 708049 BBE 30-NOV-19) from UK supermarkets Waitrose and Morrisons as this batch of the product has been found to contain gluten, which is not declared on the packaging. No other batch codes are known to be affected.
If you have had symptoms from consuming these products and would like advice or assistance on what to do, please call our Helpline on 0333 332 2033 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).
Our advice to consumers
Customers with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance/allergy are advised not to consume the product with Date code: 708049 BBE 30-NOV 19, and should return it to the retailer it was purchased from for a full refund.
We will continue to update you on the situation.
See the Food Standards Agency statement.
Allergen alert: Quorn recalls a batch of its 2 Gluten Free Burgers packs because of undeclared gluten
Quorn is recalling packs of 2 Gluten Free Burgers because they contain undeclared gluten which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease or an allergy or intolerance to gluten.
- Quorn 2 Gluten Free Burgers
- Pack size: 2 pack (227g)
- Batch code: 708049
- Best before:30-Nov-19
No other Quorn products are known to be affected
This product contains gluten making it a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease or an allergy or intolerance to gluten.
Action taken by the company:
Quorn is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, who will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point of sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.
Customer Notice: Quorn Gluten Free Burgers
Advice to consumers:
If you have bought the above product and have coeliac disease or an allergy or intolerance to gluten do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.