Apprentice winner's cake recall

From BBC - December 12, 2017

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer's cake company has had to recall almost all of its range because of health risks.

Food Standards Agency investigators said Ridiculously Rich by Alana inaccurately labelled its products.

Some allergens were not listed and others were "not correctly declared", the agency said.

A spokesman for the Aberystwyth company insisted only products sold online - less than 10% of its business - had been inaccurately labelled.

But the FSA's advice to the public does not distinguish between products the company sells online or through retail and wholesale outlets.

It warned that people with an allergy to soya, egg, peanuts, wheat, barley, oats or sulphates were at risk.

The FSA identifies inaccurate labelling on seven of the eight cakes and bars currently advertised for sale on the Ridiculously Rich by Alana's website.

The one product not highlighted as a risk by the FSA - spiced apple flapjack - is sold in mixed boxes with brandy butter brownies, which are on the list.

The warning only applies to products made before 1 December this year.

The company's spokesman said it had now corrected its labelling and contacted everyone who had bought its products to invite them to return their purchases free of charge for a replacement or refund.


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