Co-op recalls Co-op Anchovies in olive oil because it contains histamine

12 December 2022

Co-op is recalling Co-op Anchovies in olive oil because it contains histamine. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to histamine.

Product details

Co-op Anchovies in olive oil
Pack size: 50g
Best before end date: September 2023

Risk statement

Histamine can trigger an immune system response resulting in symptoms such as diarrhoea, shortness of breath, headaches or skin irritation.

Action taken by the company

Co-op is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. 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: Co op Anchovies in Oil

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead return it to the nearest Co-op store for a full refund, or if self-isolating or shielding please contact the customer care line – contact 0800 0686 727 or

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