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Recall roundup: Major UK supermarkets recall popular products

Posted: 11 August 2020 | | No comments yet

Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Waitrose & Partners and Co-operative Food have all recently recalled products due to contamination or undeclared allergens.

Recall roundup: undeclared allergens

Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling by Sainsbury’s semi-skimmed less than 2% fat 1 litre UHT milk because of possible microbiological contamination that could lead to spoilage. This may make the product unsafe to consume.

Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

No other Sainsbury’s products have been affected by this issue and the supermarket has apologised for any inconvenience caused. 

Iceland

salmonellaIceland has recalled their own brand Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers and Southern Fried Chicken Popsters because Salmonella has been found in the products

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms caused by Salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Waitrose & Partners

Waitrose & Partners are recalling Waitrose & Partners Chicken Satay with Sweet Chilli Sauce due to an incorrect dip being packed in the product resulting in fish and peanuts not being mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish and/or peanuts.

Waitrose & Partners has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Co-operative Food

spiky weed

Thistle plant

Co-operative Food is recalling Co-op Sliced Curly Kale because packs may contain thistle (spiky weeds). The possible presence of thistle makes this product unsafe to eat.

Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Consumers who have purchased the above products have been advised by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to return them for a full refund and to avoid potential illness.

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