An award-winning Highland bakery has been forced to issue a recall notice for its Empire Biscuits after discovering they were mislabelled.
The Nevis Bakery product contains egg but that is not mentioned on the label – making them potentially hazardous to those with an egg allergy.
The company are now engaged in a frantic search to locate and contact all customers who have bought the product at home and abroad.
In an allergy notice issued by Food Standards Scotland the bakery advised customers with allergy concerns not to eat it and seek a refund.
It also noted the problematic batch numbers are 001 – 094 and also include all products dated to up to July 2 this year.
Speaking yesterday account manager Hazel Fergusson said that an investigation is underway as to how the mislabelling happened.
She said: “We have got a product recall underway and we are in touch with customers to get them to pull the biscuits from shelves.
“But there are so many customers and we are trying to reach them all, I am just hoping to they get back to me by the morning. Anyone that has bought them is being offered a full refund.”
Mrs Ferguson was unwilling to say how many products were affected.
Nevis Bakery has both wholesale and retail customers across the UK and Ireland added to that there are potentially customers abroad in China, Canada and El Salvador.