Costa Coffee forced to recall new chicken and bacon pasta salad

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Costa Coffee forced to recall new chicken and bacon pasta salad because label doesn't warn it contains mustard, milk and FISH The £3.99 salad was launched earlier this month as part of chain's summer menu If eaten by those allergic to milk and dairy, they could go into anaphylactic shock Costa Coffee urged people not to eat salad and take product back for a refund  Chain said labelling error only affected products with use-by date of May 22 

By Connor Boyd For Mailonline

Published: 11:38 BST, 22 May 2019 | Updated: 11:44 BST, 22 May 2019

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Costa Coffee has been forced to pull its Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad because it contains fish, milk and mustard that are not mentioned on the label. 

The £3.99 salad, launched this month as part of the chain's new summer menu, may pose a risk to those allergic to milk and dairy products.

If eaten by allergy sufferers, they could go into anaphylactic shock - which can be fatal without urgent medical treatment. 

Costa Coffee has been forced to pull its Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad because it contains fish, milk and mustard that are not mentioned on the label

Costa Coffee has been forced to pull its Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad because it contains fish, milk and mustard that are not mentioned on the label

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced the recall on products with the use-by date of May 22. 

In a bulletin it said: 'If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.'

A Costa spokesperson said: 'Costa Coffee is recalling its Chicken & Bacon Pasta Salad with a use by date of May 22 due to a product labelling error of undeclared allergens; fish, milk and mustard. 

WHAT IS ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK? 

Anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactic shock, can kill within minutes.

It is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger, such as an allergy.

The reaction can often be triggered by certain foods, including peanuts, dairy products and shellfish.

However, some medicines, bee stings, and even latex used in condoms can also cause the life-threatening reaction.

According to the NHS, it occurs

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