'DO NOT DRINK' Popular fizzy drink urgently recalled over ‘potential risk to consumers’ due to labelling error

A POPULAR fizzy drink has been urgently recalled from supermarkets after a labelling blunder meant it could pose risk to consumers.

Vimto is being forced to pull the original flavoured 500ml bottles from the shelves as they were incorrectly labelled.

Vimto Original has been pulled off the shelves over an error in labelling
Vimto Original has been pulled off the shelves over an error in labellingCredit: Alamy

The label on the bottles states that it contains "no added sugar" which turned out to be false.

The mishap could potentially turn into a serious issue if the drink is consumed by diabetics or anyone who needs to monitor their sugar levels.

A spokesman for the Food Standards Agency said: "Nichols plc is recalling Vimto Original 500ml due to bottles being labelled with a ‘No Added Sugar’ statement. The product within the bottles contains added sugar.

"This makes the product a potential risk to consumers who need to manage their sugar intake."Point of sales notices will be on display in all the retail stores that sell the defective Vimtos, explaining to customers the reasons for recall.

Diabetics and other people with health issues have been told not to drink the fizzy juice, and instead return them to the store for a full refund.

If customers are worried about a purchase of Vimto, they are encouraged to contact Nichols plc on 01925 222 222 or productenquiries@vimto.co.uk.

The products being recalled have the following batch numbers: 4051, 4052, 4073, 4074, 4050, 4051, 4072 and 4073.

This comes as a major supermarket has pulled Viennetta Vanillas from all of its stores - issuing a "do not eat" warning amid allergy fears.

The ice creams have been taken off the shelves at Tesco because milk and soya are listed in Spanish in the ingredients tab.

The error makes the ice creams a possible health risk with milk and soy allergies or intolerance.

Doritos have also been pulled from Tesco and Poundland after a packaging error meant they could be deadly.

The Food Standards Agency ( FSA) has issued an urgent recall of Doritos Tangy Cheese because soya is not declared on the ingredients list.

Soya allergies can cause vomiting, stomach cramps, indigestion, diarrhoea and, in severe cases, deadly anaphylaxis.

The condition is caused by the body's immune system overreacting, and can be set off by allergies to anything from foods, like nuts or shellfish, to general anaesthetic.

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