Aldi recalls a range of Harvest Morn High Protein products

Recall on: 27 January 2023

Aldi has recalled a range of Harvest Morn High Protein products because potential allergens are not emphasised in bold type on the label. The products contain milk and/or peanuts and/or soya.

This alert applies specifically to products distributed in England, Scotland and Wales

The following are the affected products:

Harvest Morn High Protein Birthday Cake

Pack size: 60g, all batch codes, allergen: milk.

Harvest Morn High Protein Cookie Dough

Pack size: 60g, all batch codes, allergens: milk, peanuts and soya.

Harvest Morn High Protein Salted Caramel

Pack size: 60g, all batch codes, allergens: milk and soya.

Harvest Morn High Protein Peanut Butter

Pack size: 60g, all batch codes, allergens: milk and peanuts.

Harvest Morn High Protein Mint

Pack size: 60g, all batch codes, allergens: milk and soya.

Harvest Morn High Protein Jaffa Orange

Pack size: 60g, all batch codes, allergens: milk and soya.

Harvest Morn Multipack High Protein Peanut Butter

Pack size; 180g, all batch codes, allergens: milk and peanuts.

Harvest Morn Multipack High Protein Cookie Dough

Pack size; 180g, all batch codes, allergens: milk, peanuts and soya.

The above products present a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to milk, an intolerance of milk constituents, an allergy to peanuts and/or an allergy to soya.

Aldi is recalling the above products from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. Aldi has also posted a point-of-sale notice at all till points. This notice explains to customers why the products are being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the products.

If you have bought any of the above products and have an allergy to milk, an intolerance of milk constituents, or an allergy to peanuts, or to soya, do not eat them. The products should be returned to the store where they were bought where a full refund will be given. No proof of purchase is required.

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar that is found in milk and dairy products. It is caused by a shortage of lactase in the body; an enzyme produced by the small intestine. For most people, lactose intolerance develops over time as the body produces less lactase. It is most likely to be age related and occurs mostly with advancing age.

The signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance usually begin from thirty minutes to two hours after eating or drinking foods that contain lactose.

The symptoms are:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea, sometimes vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence

None of these present a serious health risk and symptoms will usually disappear within an hour.

Peanut allergy

Peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of severe allergy attacks. For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction that can even be life-threatening when it produces anaphylactic shock.

Peanut allergy has been increasing in children. Even if you or your child has had only a mild allergic reaction to peanuts, it’s important to talk to your doctor. There is a risk of a more serious reaction in future.

An allergic response to peanuts usually occurs within minutes after eating. Peanut allergy signs and symptoms can include:

  • Skin reactions, such as hives, redness or swelling
  • Itching or tingling in or around the mouth and throat
  • Digestive problems, such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting
  • Tightening of the throat
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Runny nose

Anaphylaxis: A life-threatening reaction

Peanut allergy is the most common cause of food-induced anaphylaxis, a medical emergency that requires treatment with an epinephrine (adrenaline) and a trip to the emergency room.

  • Anaphylaxis signs and symptoms can include:
  • Constriction of airways
  • Swelling of the throat that makes it difficult to breathe
  • A severe drop in blood pressure (shock)
  • Rapid pulse
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or loss of consciousness

Talk to your doctor if you have ever experienced any signs or symptoms of peanut allergy.

Seek emergency treatment if you have a severe reaction to peanuts, especially if you have any signs or symptoms of anaphylaxis. Call your local emergency number if you or someone else displays severe dizziness, severe trouble breathing or loss of consciousness.

Soy allergy

Soy bean (soy/soya) is one of the most difficult products for people with allergies to avoid and is found in a great many food products. It is often used as a filler for dishes containing meat or chicken. It is found in most Asian foods, and in many sauces and flavorings. It is advised to be aware of the ingredients listed on product packaging.

Soy allergy is one of several food allergies that begins early in life, usually before age 3, and often resolves by age 10. A soy allergy occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes the harmless proteins found in soy for harmful invaders and creates antibodies against them. The next time a soy product is consumed, the immune system releases substances such as histamines in an attempt to protect the body. The release of these substances causes an allergic reaction.

Symptoms of a soy allergy may range from mild to severe and include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Runny nose, wheezing, or trouble breathing
  • Itchy mouth
  • Skin reactions including hives and rashes
  • Itching and swelling
  • Anaphylactic shock in very rare instances.

If you have consumed any of these Aldi products, and you experience any of the abovementioned symptoms, you should seek professional medical advice from a doctor.

If you require any further information, contact Aldi Customer Services at help.aldi.co.uk or phone them on 0800 042 0800.

Aldi apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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