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Patriarche Wine Agencies recalls batch of Bordeaux
来源:Food Standards Agency 作者:佚名 日期:2012年12月07日

Patriarche Wine Agencies is recalling a batch of Chateau Le Bonnat Grand Vin de Bordeaux because the wine contains sulphite, which isn't mentioned on the label. The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Some people with asthma are sensitive to sulphites and relatively small amounts may trigger an asthma attack. If you’re allergic to or sensitive to sulphites, you’re advised not to drink this product.

Product information

The product being recalled is:

  • Chateau Le Bonnat Grand Vin de Bordeaux, Appellation Graves Controllee – Graves 2008
  • Size: 75cl
  • Batch number: none declared

Patriarche Wine has recalled the affected batch from sale. The wine was supplied to Co-operative stores. Notices will be displayed in stores to alert consumers to the reasons for the recall and action that they can take if they have bought the product.

Science behind the story

Sulphites are used as preservatives in a wide range of foods, in particular soft drinks, sausages, burgers, and dried fruit and vegetables. These additives maintain food colour and prolong shelf-life by preventing the growth of micro-organisms.

When the gas sulphur dioxide is dissolved in a liquid, such as wine, it is known as a sulphite.

Sulphur dioxide is produced naturally when wine and beer are made and it is often added to wine to stop it from continuing to ferment in the bottle. Usually, most of the ‘head space’ in a bottle of wine (the part of the bottle not filled with wine) is sulphur dioxide.

Some people who have asthma may react to inhaling sulphur dioxide. A very few people with asthma have had an attack after drinking acidic drinks (such as fruit-based drinks) containing sulphites, but this is not thought to be very common.

About Allergy Alerts

Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).

Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk.

In such situations the Agency will issue an Allergy Alert. It is also possible to subscribe to an email alert system to receive automatic messages whenever Allergy Alerts are issued. Click on 'Get alerts' in the box at the bottom of this page to find more details.

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To sign up to this free service, simply send the text message 'START ALLERGY' to the number 62372. To unsubscribe, just text 'STOP ALLERGY' to the same number.

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