Moët Hennessy has had to withdraw some batches of its Krug Champagne as they contain sulphites but do not mention this on the label, reports Drinks Business.
Five batches of the company’s Krug Champagne have been withdrawn as consumers allergic or intolerant of sulphites have been advised not to drink the products and the Food Standards Agency has issued an allergy alert.
The products withdrawn are: all sizes of Krug Grande Cuvée; and 75cl bottles of
Krug Vintage 2000,
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 and
Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1998.
A spokesman for the Champagne house said sulphites are a natural by-product of the winemaking process and have to be included on the label under food law.
Most withdrawn bottles cost between £120 and £200.