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Sainbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons recall potato products over worries that they may contain metal

13 May 2015  •  Author(s): Victoria White

Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons are recalling a number of food products after a batch of potatoes used as ingredients in all of them was found to contain small pieces of metal.

sainsbury's-potato recall

The affected batch of potatoes originated from a single supplier.

Jason Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at the FSA, said, “The FSA is advising anyone who has bought these products not to eat them and return them to the shop where they were purchased. The pieces of metal which may be present are potentially harmful, so people should check whether they have bought any of the products.”

Initial investigations suggest a piece of equipment broke up on the manufacturing line

Last week, Tesco and Sainbury’s were forced to recall a number of potato salad and coleslaw products because of the potential presence of small pieces of metal. A subsequent food chain investigation of these products by the retailers and manufacturer identified the affected batch of potatoes and the other products it was used in.

Initial investigations suggest a piece of equipment broke up on the manufacturing line, resulting in the fragments of metal going into the batch of potatoes.

Over 40 Sainsbury’s potato products are affected in the latest recall

The latest recall covers over 40 products from Sainsbury’s including items from the Taste the Difference, Be Good To Yourself and Basics ranges. Waitrose’s Creamy, Golden Smoked Haddock in Cheese Sauce and Morrison’s Carrot & Swede Mash were also recalled.

To view the list of products recalled by Sainsbury’s, please visit www.food.gov.uk/sainsburys-recall

For the product recalled by Waitrose, please visit www.food.gov.uk/waitrose-recall

For the product recalled by Morrison, please visit www.food.gov.uk/morrisons-recall

If you believe you have purchased any of the items mentioned in the product recalls, please do not consume the item but instead return it to your nearest store.

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