Food recalls aren't that 'common' says expert
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Food recalls are issued when a product is unsafe for customers to use. For example, if an item contains an ingredient not mentioned on the label, it could cause harm to someone with allergies. Here is the full list of the latest supermarket food recalls.
The German discounter has urgently recalled a savoury treat sold at its stores.
The Crestwood 2 Puff Pastry Cheese and Onion Slices are unsafe to eat because they contain barley (gluten) and mustard not mentioned on the label.
This is due to a packaging error.
The packs are 300g in size and have a use by date of August 16, 2021.
Aldi is encouraging customers to return the product to their nearest branch.
The supermarket said: “Our supplier is recalling this product due to the presence of mustard and barley which are not declared on the label.
“Customers with a mustard or barley allergy are advised not to eat this product.
“Customers are asked to return this product to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given.”
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Tesco is recalling its White Fondant Icing because it contains almonds not declared on the packaging.
Some of the product’s packs have been incorrectly packed with Tesco Marzipan that contains almonds.
This means the icing is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts.
The product comes in a pack 500g in size and has a best before date of September 2022.
Tesco is advising customers not to eat the product and to return it to their nearest store for a full refund.
Tesco is also recalling Sea Salt Pop Chips.
Some batches of the product may contain milk which is not mentioned on the label.
A packaging error meant some Sea Salt bags had been filled with Sour Cream and Onion flavour Popchips.
The warning has been given by manufacturer KP Snacks.
A statement from KP Snacks said: “We have identified that a small number of our popchips 85g Salted sharing bags may contain Sour Cream & Onion flavoured popchips that contain milk, which is not listed on the Salted bag label.
“As this poses a possible health risk to those with an allergy to milk or milk constituents, we are looking to recall bags.”
The product is also sold in Asda and Waitrose.
Customers should return the product to store for a full refund.
Highland Spring Ltd is recalling its 750ml sparkling spring water because of a manufacturing fault.
There have been a small number of reports that the water bottles, which are glass, have exploded.
The product has a use by date of May and June 2023.
Highland Spring Ltd is encouraging customers to place the product “in a bag and dispose of it safely”.
“A full refund will be given and no receipt is required,” the company added.
These glass bottles are sold in Sainsbury’s, as well as online on Amazon and Ocado.
Other recalled products sold at Sainsbury’s, as well as at Tesco and Asda, are M&M’s.
Mars Wrigley is recalling the M&M’s Crispy products due to a due to a genetically modified organism (GMO) in one of the ingredients.
Customers are warned not to eat the products and to return them to their nearest store.
The products affected are M&M’s Crispy Pouch Slim and M&M’s Crispy Pouch.
SPAR is recalling its Crispy Breaded Haddock Fillets and Crispy Breaded Cod Fillets because of undeclared allergens.
The products may contain crustaceans, milk, molluscs, mustard, and sulphur dioxide (sulphites) which are not mentioned on the label.
SPAR has withdrawn the products from shelves and issued a statement to its customers.
The supermarket said: “Please do not consume and return the product(s) from your fridge and/or freezer, to the store you purchased them from for a full refund.
“No other SPAR products or batch codes are affected.
“SPAR would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”
All use by dates are affected.
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