Several supermarkets have recalled certain products that have been advertised as being gluten-free. This major step was taken in a chance that those products actually might be containing gluten.
An alert has been issued for Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco as well as Morrisons. All products, including pizza bases and pitta bread, have been covered in the alert.
According to the Foods Standards Agency, these products “are a possible health risk” for the people who struggle with a gluten allergy or intolerance.
Even though the food company Genius has also recalled few of its gluten-free products, it claimed that the risk to its customers was very low as per the industry standards.
While asking its customers to return the gluten-free pizza bases, garlic and coriander naan breads or white pitta breads with certain best-before codes, Asda’s post on its website said, “we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and will ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
Sainsbury’s had asked its customers to the return to pizza bases, multiseeded and white pitta breads, sultana scones, garlic and coriander naan breads and syrup pancakes with certain best before dates, that they had bought.
Customers of Waitrose were also asked to return its own-brand gluten-free pancakes, pitta and scones with certain best-before dates for a refund.