Asda recalls its garlic butter because it could trigger deadly nut allergies

ASDA has recalled garlic butter sold on its fish counters because it could trigger potentially deadly allergic reactions to nuts.

Its garlic and parsley butter could contain peanuts which isn’t labelled and could pose a threat to anyone with a peanut allergy.

Asda is recalling its garlic and parsley butter which was sold on its fish counters
Asda is recalling its garlic and parsley butter which was sold on its fish counters

The garlic butter is only sold on the supermarket’s fish counter as an accompaniment to its fresh fish, Asda said.

It is now recalling the butter from all stores because of the risk of triggering allergic reactions as it may contain “low levels” of peanut, it warned.

Symptoms of a nut allergy include stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting, itchy mouths and a swollen throat.

In more serious cases, it can cause shortness of breath and even make them go into anaphylactic shock.

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 redund 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.

Asda is asking anyone with a nut allergy who has bought the garlic butter not to eat it.

It said you can return the product to any of its stores and receive a full refund.

You don’t need to bring a receipt and you can find your nearest branch on Asda’s website.

In a statement on its website, the supermarket wrote: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and will ensure this doesn’t
happen again.”

Asda has more than 600 branches in the UK.

Computer giant HP is recalling 78,500 laptops due to fears the battery could overheat and cause fires.

In other product recall news, TK Maxx is currently recalling a Star Wars toy over fears it could cause electric shocks.

Argos is also recalling pillows and coffee makers over fears they are unsafe for users.

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