Costa Coffee issues recalls Jammy Rudolph Shortcakes over egg

Costa Coffee issues urgent recall notice for Jammy Rudolph Shortcakes that could harm anyone with allergy to eggs

  • The high street coffee chain announced the recall in a notice issued on Friday
  • Someone with egg allergy could suffer an anaphylactic shock if they eat product
  • The shortcakes have an expiry date of January 7, 2021 

Costa Coffee is recalling their Jammy Rudolph Shortcakes

Costa Coffee is recalling their Jammy Rudolph Shortcakes because it is not mentioned on their label that they contain eggs. 

The mistake could be deadly in extreme cases if the shortcake is eaten by anyone who is allergic to eggs.

The high street chain announced the recall in a notice issued on Friday in which they warned anyone who has eaten the product and feels unwell to seek medical help. 

If someone with an egg allergy were to eat the shortcakes, they could suffer anaphylactic shock, which can kill if urgent medical attention isn’t sought.

Their immune system starts to collapse, blood pressure drops and their airway can tighten so they can’t breathe and lose consciousness.

Less severe reactions include hives, eczema or swelling and rashes on the skin, runny nose and sneezing, red or watery eyes, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.

Costa’s notice was headed: ‘RECALL OF JAMMY RUDOLPH SHORTCAKE (MALLOW DECORATED JAM SHORTCAKE BISCUIT)’

It read: ‘Costa Coffee is recalling ALL batches of 63126 Jammy Rudolph Shortcake with a Best Before Date of 07 Jan 2021.

‘This is due to undeclared egg because of incorrect labelling.

It is not mentioned on their label that they contain eggs. The high street chain announced the recall in a notice issued on Friday in which they warned anyone who has eaten the product and feels unwell to seek medical help

‘We have notified the correct allergen bodies and food governance agencies and are carrying out a full investigation as to how this happened.

‘In line with our stringent health and safety guidelines we have reported the issue to our Primary Authority and the Food Standards Agency and issued a product recall.

Details of the Costa Coffee product which is being withdrawn 

Name: Jammy Rudolph Shortcake

Pack size: 62g

Batch code: All batches

Best before: 07 January 2021

Allergens: Egg

Risk statement: This product contains egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

‘At Costa Coffee we take these issues incredibly seriously, which is why we have taken the necessary precaution of a rapid withdrawal and recall. 

‘We sincerely apologize to our customers for any confusion.

‘Customers who have eaten the product and feel unwell should immediately contact their local health services to seek advice.

‘Customers with these shortbreads should return them to store for a full refund.

‘Customers should also feel free to contact our customer services team on 03330035883.’

Echoing Costa Coffee’s warning, the Government’s Food Standards Agency said today: ‘This product contains egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

‘Costa Coffee is recalling the product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which 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.

‘Our advice to consumers – if you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to egg do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.’ 

The Food Standards Agency added: ‘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.

‘When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.’

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