Doritos are urgently recalled from Tesco and Poundland after packaging blunder meant ‘they could be deadly’

Doritos are urgently recalled from Tesco and Poundland after packaging blunder meant ‘they could be deadly’

DORITOS have been urgently recalled from Tesco and Poundland after a packaging blunder meant “they could be deadly.”

The Food Standards Agency ( FSA) has issued an urgent recall of Doritos Tangy Cheese because soya is not declared on the ingredients list.

This product contains soya making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya

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Soya allergies can cause vomiting, stomach cramps, indigestion, diarrhoea and, in severe cases, deadly anaphylaxis.

The condition is caused by the body’s immune system overreacting, and can be set off by allergies to anything from foods, like nuts or shellfish, to general anaesthetic.

The FSA said: “Doritos is recalling Doritos Tangy Cheese because soya is not declared on the ingredients list.

“This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.”

The FSA explained that the item had been packed with Doritos Chilli heatwave.

The Doritos Tangy Cheese 180g on sale at Tesco and Doritos Tangy Cheese multipack on sale at Poundland have now been recalled.

When should I call 999 if someone is suffering an allergic reaction?

Call 999 if:

your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
you’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
you suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
someone faints and cannot be woken up
a child is limp, floppy or not responding like they normally do (their head may fall to the side, backwards or forwards, or they may find it difficult to lift their head or focus on your face)

You or the person who’s unwell may also have a rash that’s swollen, raised or itchy.

These can be signs of a serious allergic reaction and may need immediate treatment in hospital.

Source: The NHS

The FSA also issued advice to customers with an soya allergy.

They said: “If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to soya, do not eat it. Instead, contact the Consumer Care Line on 0800 274 777 to receive a full refund.”

   

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