Department of Health

Allergy warning on Christmas pudding (Archived content)

24/12/13
Published by Department of Health & Human Services

A Christmas pudding which is not labelled as containing nuts should not be eaten by people with a known allergy to nuts, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester has warned.

“The Brumby’s Gourmet Christmas Pudding should not be eaten by anyone with a known nut allergy,” Dr Lester said.

“The puddings in Brumby’s Bakery stores across Victoria are sold as a single serve 100 gram pudding and a larger 870 gram pudding.

“They contain wheat, barley, egg, milk, soy, tree nut and may contain peanuts.

“However, the presence of these ingredients are not detailed the product label. At the time of purchase customers may not have been correctly informed of the ingredients.

“The large size puddings are wrapped in red cloth and tied with a green ribbon. Both the single serve and the larger puddings are packaged in a plastic tub with cooking instructions on the lid.”

Dr Lester said concerns were raised by a customer who was about to share a pudding with a friend with a nut allergy. The person noticed it contained nuts and it was not eaten.

There have been no reports of any ill health associated with these puddings.

Consumers should return the puddings to the bakery outlet where they were purchased to receive a full refund.

Reviewed 24 December 2013

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