Tesco, Lidl, Waitrose and Iceland issue food recalls amid safety fears

A number of product recalls have been issued for items that could pose a risk to people’s health.

Listed items from Asda, Tesco, Lidl and elsewhere should be returned immediately – or thrown in the bin.

Chorizo, meatballs, cheese and ice-cream bars are among the items people are being told not to eat.

The chorizo could contain a bacteria that can lead to serious infections.

A statement on the Food Standards Agency website says: “Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

“Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.”

Product recalls are often issued if ingredients have not been properly listed.

That scenario can leave allergy sufferers facing the risk of becoming unwell by eating things they did not know were in the food.

The other main reason for a recall is when there are fears something harmful such as plastic or bacteria has made its way into the food.

These are the latest product recalls issued, if you have one of these items return it for a full refund

Tesco 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices

Tesco has announced a recall on its 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices 80g because the product contains listeria monocytogenes, a type of bacteria that can lead to serious infections.

A statement from Tesco said: “Please do not consume this product but return the affected product to store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required. Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused. If you require further details, please contact Customer Services directly on: UK 0800 505 555 ROl 1850 744 844.”

Batch affected: Best before December 19, 2020

The Tesco chorizo item that has been recalled

The Tesco chorizo item that has been recalled (Image: Express)

Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ Months

Nutricia has announced it is recalling Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ Months because it may contain small pieces of blue plastic.

Clearly the presence of plastic makes the product unsafe to eat – so throw away or return at once.

Batch affected: Best before July 7, 2021

Iceland Twix Barres Glacées (Twix ice-cream bars)

Iceland is recalling Twix Barres Glacées (Twix ice-cream bars). That is because they contain milk, wheat (gluten) and soya which are not mentioned in English on the label.

They may also contain almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and peanuts.

This means the product could be harmful to someone suffering from a range of allergies.

Throw away or return immediately.

Batch affected: Best before June 30, 2021

Guinness Draught 0.0%

Diageo Great Britain has taken the precautionary step of recalling Guinness Draught 0.0% (non-alcoholic).

This is due to the possible presence of mould in the products.

Destroy or return as soon as possible.

Batches affected: Best before August 9, 2021, August 17, 2021, August 24, 2021

Lidl What’s Cooking? Lighter For You Meatballs with Pasta and Spinach

Lidl is recalling What’s Cooking? Lighter for You Meatballs with Pasta and Spinach because of a packaging error.

Some packets labelled as such may contain chicken and mushroom pasta, which contains milk not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

As a result, throw away or return as soon as you can.

Batch affected: Best before January 5, 2022

Waitrose

– Duchy Organic Cypriot Halloumi

Waitrose & Partners are recalling Waitrose Duchy Organic Cypriot Halloumi because it contains milk, which is not mentioned in English on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details

Waitrose Duchy Organic Cypriot Halloumi

  • Pack size: 225 g
  • Batch code: BIO B0530A-3 CY0063
  • Best-before date: 31 May 2021

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

– Bettine Blanc Goat’s Cheese

Bettinehoeve has taken the precautionary step of recalling Bettine Blanc Goat’s Cheese because the product might contain Listeria monocytogenes.

This product has been sold at Waitrose deli counters during the period 4 September to 29 October 2020.

Product details

Bettine Blanc Goat’s Cheese (counter line)

Pack size: all pack sizes

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

-Guernsey dairy unsalted butter 250g

Product details

Brand: Guernsey Dairy

Best Before: 11 DEC 2020, Batch Code: 131

Guernsey Dairy are recalling the above product due to suspected bacterial contamination.

  • Do not consume
  • Package up item
  • Return the product to your local Waitrose & Partners branch for a refund

Contact: Guernsey Dairy 01481 237 777

Email: quality@guernseydairy.com

Lidl

– Simply Mature White Cheddar

Lidl GB is recalling Simply Mature White Cheddar as it may contain pieces of plastic. The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details

  • Simply Mature White Cheddar
  • Pack size: 900 g
  • Best-before date: 26 December 2020

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

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