M&S issues 'do not consume' warning over popular breakfast cereal

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Marks & Spencer is recalling one of its mini bites products because they contain ingredients which could cause an allergic reaction.

The M&S Chocolate Cornflake Mini Bites contain hazelnuts, oats and wheat, but these ingredients are not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a "possible health risk" to:

  • Anyone with an allergy to hazelnuts

  • Anyone with an allergy to nuts

  • Anyone with coeliac disease

  • Anyone with allergies or intolerances to oats, wheat or gluten.

Marks and Spencer is urging any customer who has bought the product to return it to their store and they will receive a full refund.

Marks and Spencer is recalling their M&S Chocolate Cornflake Mini Bites over allergy fears
Marks and Spencer is recalling their M&S Chocolate Cornflake Mini Bites over allergy fears -Credit:Marks & Spencer

An M&S spokesman said: "Marks & Spencer is recalling Chocolate Cornflake Mini Bites due to the undeclared presence of hazelnut, oats and wheatflour in a small number of packs.

"Customer safety is of paramount importance to Marks &Spencer and we take all issues regarding the production of our foods extremely seriously.

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"Please do not consume this product if you have an allergy or intolerance to hazelnut, oats or wheatflour. If you wish to exchange the product, you can return it to your nearest store where a full refund will be given.

"We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused."

The affected product is the 180g pack of M&S Chocolate Cornflake Mini Bits with a best before date of August 6, 2024. The barcode number is 00347884.

A Food Standards Agency spokesman said: "This product contains hazelnuts (nuts), oats (gluten) and wheat (gluten) making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to hazelnuts (nuts) and/or for anyone with coeliac disease and/or an allergy or intolerance to oats, wheat or gluten.

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"If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to hazelnuts (nuts) and/or an allergy or intolerance to oats, wheat or gluten, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund."

For more information call Marks and Spencer on 03330148555