Asda and Sainsbury’s urgently recall Birds Eye chicken products amid health fears

Food recalls aren't that 'common' says expert

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A food recall is put in place when there is a discovery made about a product that may be deemed unsafe for the consumer. The latest food recall comes from popular brand Birds Eye.

Birds Eye is recalling its chicken burgers due to there being a possible presence of red plastic.

The company is asking customers to not eat the following food item.

Birds Eye 4 Chicken Burgers with Golden Wholegrain 220g is the product being recalled.

Those with the affected batches should return the packaging to store for a full refund.

Batches affected:

  • L1022V
  • L1022W
  • L1022X

The best before date that customers should look for is April 2022.

Birds Eye said in a statement: “If you have bought any for the above batch codes, please do not consume.

“Instead, return the packaging to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

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“Alternatively, take a photo of the packing which shows the impacted batch code and send this, with your name, address and contact details to us via contact us www.birdseye.co.uk/contact-us.”

A Birds Eye spokesperson said: “The safety of everyone who enjoys and loves our products are the utmost importance to us.

“As soon we became aware of this issue with our chicken burgers, we immediately investigated and took precautionary action.”

While the product is sold at multiple supermarkets, only Sainsbury’s and Asda have issued notices at the time of writing.

Asda said: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and if you would like any further information please contact Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101.”

Birds Eye chicken isn’t the only meat item being recalled at the moment.

SFC recently recalled a number of chicken products sold in various supermarkets as they may have the possible presence of salmonella.

This can cause symptoms such as sickness, abdominal cramps and fever.

The company extended the list of recalls to all items manufactured before November 2020.

Those who have been shopping in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl should check for the products listed.

Items include crispy dippers, southern fried chicken strips, southern fried chicken burgers, mega box, poppets and take-home boneless bucket.

Anyone who has bought any of the items can return it to the store it was bought for a refund, or send a photo of the packaging included the best before date to [email protected]

Danone has recalled three yoghurts as they could contain the presence of metal, making them unsafe to eat.

Light and Free Peach Passion Fruit Greek Style Yogurt

Pack size: 4 x 115g

Use by: 31 March 2021

Activia Vanilla 0% Fat– No added Sugar Yogurt

Pack size: 4 x 120g

Use by 2 April 2021

Activia Intensely Creamy Raspberry Yogurt

Pack size: 4 x 110g

Use by: 31 March 2021

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