Marks & Spencer (M&S) has recalled thousands of fishcakes after three batches of them were found to contain traces of egg, which wasn’t mentioned on the label.

Manufacturers are required to declare if products contain egg - as it is one of the 14 main allergens.

In a recall notice, M&S said: “Customer safety is of paramount importance to Marks & Spencer and we take all issues regarding the production of our food extremely seriously.

“Marks & Spencer has issued an allergy alert for its 2 Skipjack Tuna Fishcakes given the presence of egg in a small number of packs, which is not mentioned on the label.”

The Food Standards Agency said: “The product contains egg, which is not mentioned on the label, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.”

Just a few weeks earlier, Morrisons was forced to recall its “4 Salmon Skewers in a BBQ dressing” due to a failure to mention milk correctly as an allergen.