Count on Us, Thai style green chicken curry, has been recalled by Marks & Spencer due to molluscs and crustaceans in the curry that are not declared on the label.
Recalled: 19:24 on 17th January, 2023
Marks & Spencer has recalled their “Count on Us” Thai-style, green chicken curry from all stores on the basis of there being molluscs and crustaceans in a small number of packs that are not declared on the label. This means that the foodstuff poses a potential health risk to customers with mollusc or crustacean allergies. The source of the contamination is not known.
The pack size is 350g, with a use-by date of 22 January 2023. ONLY packs with a use-by date of 22 January are affected by the recall. No other packs or M&S products are affected. The barcode of the affected product is 29137886. Where there is a problem with a food product, it may either be recalled, where customers are asked to return the product to the store, or it may simply be withdrawn –taken off the shelves. In this instance it is a full recall.
Marks & Spencer has notified the relevant allergy support organisations, which will notify their members about the recall. M&S apologises for any inconvenience caused by the recall, stressing that it considers consumer safety to be of paramount importance.
For those with an allergy either to molluscs (clams, mussels, oysters and scallops) or crustaceans (lobster, prawns, shrimp and crab), the product should not be eaten.
The symptoms of crustacean allergy can range from skin irritations, nasal congestion and swelling of the lips, face and tongue to trouble with breathing, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. A mollusc allergy produces many of the same symptoms.
Crustacean allergies are among the most common food allergies but can actually result in death in severe cases. Molluscs, on the other hand, while often producing a less severe allergic reaction, retain their allergen properties even after heating.
If either of these allergens has been inadvertently ingested and the allergic symptoms persist, or worsen, consumers should seek advice from a medical professional. Gastric lavage and the flushing of toxicants are advised in extreme cases.
Customers are requested to return the product to any Marks &Spencer store for an exchange, or full refund. Customers are not required to provide any proof of purchase.