Recalled on: 22 February 2023
Boots has recalled Boots Daily Health Multivitamins, Strawberry Flavour Gummies due to the presence of soya which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to soya. The product has been incorrectly packed and affected gummies will appear pink in colour as opposed to red.
The Boots product pack size is 30 Gummies, with a Batch Code of 82221103 and a Best Before date of 17 May 2024.
The company has issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers, explaining why the product is recalled and telling customers what to do if they have bought the product. Anyone with an allergy to soya should not eat the product. Instead, the pack of 30 Gummies should be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund (with or without a receipt).
If you require any further information, contact Boots Customer Care on 0800 9150004.
Boots apologises for the inconvenience caused to customers.
An allergy to soy protein is not dangerous unless it manifests in anaphylaxis – a potentially life-threatening response to soy – in which case call your local emergency number immediately. The symptoms of anaphylaxis are difficulty breathing, a marked increase in heart rate and dizziness or lightheadedness brought about by a rapid decrease in blood pressure.
Anaphylaxis from the consumption of soy is very rare though. More likely, someone with a soy allergy will experience quite mild symptoms after consuming products containing soy. In this case, symptoms will usually appear within minutes to an hour after consumption.
According to Cleveland Clinic, the symptoms may include tingling, red and itchy skin, swelling of the throat, mouth and lips, perhaps with accompanied wheezing, or stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. The symptoms stem from the release of histamines by the human immune system.
If you do have an allergy to soy, definitely avoid the affected Kids Daily Health Strawberry Flavour Gummies.
A soy allergy is more likely if there’s a family history of such. If you suspect someone has a soy allergy, it can be tested quite easily by a doctor and this is advised. If soy has been accidentally ingested and the allergy symptoms persist for more than an hour, or if they worsen, seek professional medical advice from a doctor straight away.