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Recall of Crisps in the United Kingdom Due to Possible Presence of Rubber Pieces

Issue Date

4 December 2008

Source of Information

Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom (UK)

Food Product


Name of Product Walkers Crisps

Name of Manufacturer

Walkers Snack Foods Ltd

Product Name and Description

The affected products are Walkers Crisps with a best before date of “ 17 January 2009 ” and code of “GBL ***306” (the asterisks can be any numbers). Pack formats potentially affected are as follows:

  • Walkers Crisps Standard 34.5g (Flavour: Cheese and Onion, Ready Salted, Salt and Vinegar)
  • Walkers Crisps Big Eat 50g (Flavour: Cheese and Onion)
  • Walkers Crisps 150g (Flavour: Ready Salted, Salt and Vinegar)
  • Walkers Crisps 14-pack (Flavour: Cheese and Onion, Variety)
  • Walkers Crisps 28-pack (Flavour: Cheese and Onion, Variety)
  • Walkers Crisps 24-pack (Flavour: Variety)

Reason for Recall

Products might contain yellow rubber pieces.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has contacted the UK authorities for further information. The CFS has also informed the trade and is closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected product

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected product

Further Information

Website of the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
5 December 2008

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Last Revision Date : 05-12-2008