Labelling mistake forces Scots bakery to recall thousands of Empire biscuits

A Scots bakery has been forced to recall thousands of empire biscuits after it was reported that they contain egg, an ingredient not stated on the label.

Published 6th Apr 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

An advisory notice posted by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) revealed that the product is a "possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg" and that Nevis bakery, which is based in Fort William, had taken steps to remove the product from the market.

However, people who are unsure about whether they have bought a batch affected by the issue, and have an allergy to eggs, have been asked return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

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Picture: Food Standards Scotland

Posting on their website, Nevis Bakery wrote: "We are recalling our large single packed empire biscuit 110g. They contain Egg that is not declared on the pack."

The batches affected include 001 to 094 and FSS have stated that no other Nevis Bakery products have been affected.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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