Shoppers told 'do not eat' as £1.20 item sold in Sainsbury's and Ocado recalled

A "tropical" item from a company whose products are sold in Sainsbury's and Ocado has been recalled. Wanis is recalling Tropical Sun Semolina Fine because it contains wheat (gluten) which is not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease, and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. Sainsbury's and Ocado sell the fine semolina bags in almost all their stores but the recall doesn't impact the supermarkets.

Wanis is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a recall notice to its customers.

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A product description explains: "Semolina is popular right across the globe in regions including Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Delivering a fine, smooth texture that can be used to prepare sweet or savoury dishes, it offers a wonderfully convenient way to tropicalise your food. Perfect for making dumplings to go with soups or stews, it also works well as a replacement for rice or potatoes and in desserts such as semolina pudding."

The products impacted include Tropical Sun Semolina Fine in 1.5kg and 5kg. 500g of Semolina Coarse, sold in Ocado, have also been pulled, as well as in 5kg and 1.5kg pack sizes. A 500g bag costs just £1.20 from Sainsbury's.

Batch codes affected include WAN0667 WAN0663 WAN0742 WAN0743 WAN0780 WAN0800 WAN0797 WAN0956 WAN1185 WAN1119 WAN1188 WAN1124 WAN1279 WAN1238 WAN1321 WAN1240 WAN1280 WAN1317 WAN1525 WAN1516 WAN1600 WAN1620.

Other batch codes impacted are WAN0664 WAN0661 WAN0740 WAN0710 WAN0781 WAN0796 WAN0799 WAN0784 WAN0745 WAN0954 WAN1018 WAN0957 WAN1015 WAN1186 WAN1120 WAN1187 WAN1125 WAN1239 WAN1318 WAN1236 WAN1278 WAN1319 WAN1282 WAN1517 WAN1597 WAN1621.

WAN0666 WAN0782 WAN0741 WAN0798 WAN0955 WAN1016 WAN1121 WAN1184 WAN1237 WAN1316 WAN1598 and WAN1620 WAN1516 WAN1321 WAN1240 WAN1280 WAN1188 WAN1124 WAN0800 WAN0743 WAN0663 are also being withdrawn.

If you have bought this product and have coeliac disease, and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, do not eat it. Instead, return the product to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund. For more information contact, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said today.