Health Interlink Ltd has withdrawn certain batches of two varieties of its Garden of Life organic whole food fiber bars. The Food Standards Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.
The affected products are labelled as ‘dairy free’, but have been found to contain casein, a protein found in milk, which is not shown on the label. This makes these products unsafe for people
with a milk allergy or intolerance, and they should not consume them.
● Garden of Life Organic Perfect Food Bar Red Raspberry batch number 3UA6166, expires June 2007
● Garden of Life Organic Superseed Bar Apple and Cinnamon batch number 3UA6273, expires October 2007
No other products in this range are known to be affected.
Health Interlink Ltd has withdrawn the affected products. These products are only available from Health Interlink Ltd, either from their website or by mail order. The company has put a notice
on its website to advise on-line customers of the withdrawal. It is also contacting all known recent buyers of these bars. In addition, Health Interlink Ltd is in contact with the Anaphylaxis
Campaign, Allergy UK and Alert4Allergy who will tell their at-risk allergic members of the withdrawal by mail shot or text message.
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Withdrawals and recalls
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