Spar recalls chicken and prawn paella over fears it could cause allergic reactions

SPAR has recalled its own-brand frozen chicken and prawn paella over fears it could cause allergic reactions.

The convenience store chain says the product contains mollusc, fish, gluten and milk which isn’t declared on the label. 

This means the paella could be a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or food intolerance to these ingredients. 

People who are severely allergic to molluscs or fish can experience anaphylactic shock, while an intolerance to milk and gluten can cause digestive issues such as stomach cramps.

Spar advises anyone with an allergy to these foods to return the paella to their nearest store for a full refund.

You can find your nearest Spar shop by using its online store locator tool.

Which Spar product has been recalled?

SPAR has recalled its frozen chicken and prawn paella – here’s everything you need to know about the affected batch.

You can find this information on the back of the pack.

Pack size: 600g

Best before: 13 October, 2021, inclusive

Barcode: 5010358010564

Lot number: 0105

Allergens: Fish, gluten (wheat), milk, molluscs

You can also contact Spar on 0333 880 5115 or by filling out this online form.

The chicken and prawn paella costs £2.50 and comes in a 600g bag.

The recalled batch has a best before date of October 13, 2021, inclusive and the barcode number 5010358010564.

You can find this information on the back of the paella pack.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.

As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.

But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.

When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.

If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.

They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.

In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.

You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.

Spar has recalled the paella as a precautionary measure – it hasn’t reported any illnesses from this product.

No other Spar products are affected by the recall.

A notice on the Food Standards Agency website reads: "Spar is recalling Spar Chicken and Prawn paella because it contains fish, molluscs, milk and wheat (gluten), which are not mentioned on the label.

"This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish, and/or molluscs, and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, and/or to wheat (gluten)."

The Sun has contacted Spar for more information and we'll update this article when we get a response.

Other recalls to watch out for include these Eat Natural bars which have been pulled from shelves over fears they main contain traces of salmonella.

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