Tesco, Asda & more recall popular food products amid health fears

Food recalls aren't that 'common' says expert in 2020

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Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Lidl have all recalled popular food and drink products in recent days and weeks. Affected customers have been warned not to consume said products but return them to store for a full refund.

Tesco

Product details

Tesco Active Strawberry Flavoured Whey Protein

Pack size: 500g

Batch code: 1049765 13

Best before: May 31, 2024

Tesco Active Strawberry Flavoured Whey Protein

Pack size: 500g

Batch code: 1050673 09, 1050673 10 and 1050673 11

Best before: August 31, 2024

Tesco Active Chocolate Fudge Flavoured Whey Protein

Pack size: 500g

Batch code: 1049767 10 and 1049767 11

Best before: May 31, 2024

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) explained: “These products may contain small pieces of metal which makes them unsafe to eat.

“If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them.

“Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund, no receipt is required.

“If you would like any further information, please contact Tesco Customer Relations on 0800 505 555.”

Asda

Product details

John West On The Go Indian Tuna Rice Salad

Pack size: 220g

Best before: June 2025

Code: BAS

Asda stated: “John West is recalling specific batches of John West On The Go Indian Tuna Rice Salad 220g, which have been mislabeled and contain an incorrect product with undeclared allergens (soy, gluten and wheat).

“If you have purchased John West On The Go Indian Tuna Rice Salad 220g with a ‘BAS’ code please bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund. You do not need your receipt.

“We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you would like any further information, please contact: [email protected]
Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101.”

Sainsbury’s

Product details

Stewart Brewing Citra Blonde Pale Ale

Size: 500ml

Lot code: L2

Best before date: July 7, 23

Sainsbury’s stated: “Sainsburys are recalling Stewart Brewing Citra Blonde Pale Ale 500ml with lot code L2 and best before date of July 7, 2023 as a precaution.

“Possible overpressure may cause the bottle to crack due to over-carbonation. This could result in a potential injury.
“If you have bought the above-mentioned product, we advise you not to open it.

“Instead, place in a plastic bag and chill thoroughly, and handle it carefully when returning it to us for a full refund.
“Other lot codes or Stewart Brewing products are not affected by this recall.

“If you require further details or assistance, please contact Stewart Brewing on 0131 440 2732 or [email protected] who will be happy to help.”

Aldi

Product details

Bramwells Tartare Sauce

Product code: 73685 and 40691

Pack size: 175g

Batch code: 2118

Best before: April 2023

The FSA stated: “This product contains sulphites, making it a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.”

It advised: “If you have bought the above product and have a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, do not eat it.

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

Lidl

Product details

Select and Go Sushi Box Salmon and Shrimp

Pack size: 330g

Use by: All use by dates up to and including October 11, 2022

The FSA stated: “This product contains crustaceans, fish, mustard, sesame, soya, egg, wheat (gluten), milk and sulphites making it a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease and/or an allergy to crustaceans, and/or fish, and/or mustard, and/or sesame, and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to egg, and/or wheat or gluten, and/or milk or milk constituents, and/or anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.”

It advised: “If you have bought the above product and have coeliac disease and/or an allergy to crustaceans, and/or fish, and/or mustard, and/or sesame, and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to egg, and/or wheat or gluten, and/or milk or milk constituents, and/or anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites do not eat it.

“Instead, dispose of it or return it to the Lidl GB store for a full refund.”

Food recalls rarely happen, but when they do they must be taken seriously.

The FSA explained why products are occasionally removed from the shelves and online.

It said: “If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).

“The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

“In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.”

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