Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Lidl and others launch product recalls

Supermarket chains across the country have issued recalls on a number of foods and drinks in recent days. While companies meticulously check food products for defects or errors, some production issues can sometimes slip through the net.

The UK Food Standards Agency deals with product recalls – including items that are recalled due to safety concerns. In recent weeks, food products have been recalled from supermarkets, including Lidl, Iceland and Sainsbury’s, for a variety of reasons.

While one product was recalled for containing undeclared tree nuts, another was recalled because people found hard plastic pieces in the food. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of foods you should look for in your refrigerator, because you may have purchased an item that has since been recalled.

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If you purchased any of these products, you may be able to return them and receive a full refund. More information is available on the Food Standards Agency website.

The Food Standards Agency is responsible for protecting public health in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It publishes food safety and hygiene information as well as food safety hygiene ratings for restaurants and alerts on food products that have been recalled due to safety concerns. It also publishes information about the type of product that has been recalled and its expiration date or batch code so that affected items are easy to identify.

Gregg’s products from Iceland

Pack size: 306 grams

Best before: September 19, 2022

Gregg’s has recalled a product sold exclusively in Iceland because some of them contain an inedible item. The supermarket chain is issuing a point-of-sale advisory to customers after some of its two-pack frozen chicken dishes were found to contain pieces of hard plastic.

The presence of plastic makes the product unfit for consumption and anyone who purchased the food product must return it for a full refund. For more information you can contact Gregg’s on +44 08081 473 447 or getintouch@greggs.co.uk.

You can read more about the product recall here.

Lidl Lager

Pack size: 500ml

Best before: October 16, 2022

Popular supermarket Lidl has recalled its Stravoice Czech Lager because it contains an ingredient that is not listed on the label. Czech beer contains sulfur dioxide and is being recalled as an undeclared ingredient.

If you have purchased the drink and have a sulfur sensitivity, you are advised to return the drink for a full refund. For more information you can contact Lidl GB customer services on 0370 444 1234 or customer.services@lidl.co.uk

You can read more about the product recall here.

Hummus with pesto from Sainsbury’s

Pack size: 200 grams

Use by: April 20, 2022, April 22, 2022, April 23, 2022

Sainsbury’s has recalled its Taste the Difference pesto swirled hummus because it contains an ingredient that is not listed on its label. Hummus contains milk and that means it’s safe to eat if you have a milk allergy.

Anyone with a milk allergy who purchased the product should return it to Sainsbury’s for a full refund. For concerns and questions, customers can contact Sainsbury’s on 0800 636262 or can visit Sainsbury’s website at Sainsburys.co.uk/help.

Iron Bru (from various supermarkets)

Irn Bru Regular:

Packaging: 750 ml glass bottle

Batch code: C2 2083, C2 2084

Best before: March 2023

Irn Bru 1901:

Packaging: 750 ml glass bottle

Batch code: C2 2082, C2 2087, C2 2088

Best before: March 2023

AG Barr recalls IRN-BRU regular and IRN BRU 1901 750ml glass bottles. They are being recalled as a precaution as there have been a small number of reports that the bottle cap may come off unexpectedly.

Customers who have purchased the product are advised to be careful when opening bottles and to ensure that they release pressure carefully when doing so. Bottles should be handled with care and pointed away from the face and at arm’s length when opened. Affected customers can contact AG Barr at consumercare@agbarr.co.uk.

Stem Ginger Cake (from places like Holland and Barrett)

Pack size: 350 grams

Cod batch: 2833

Best before: October 17, 2022

Everfresh Natural Foods is recalling its Everfresh Sprouted Stem Ginger Cake due to an undeclared ingredient. The cakes are sold at places like Holland and Barrett and are being recalled due to the presence of undeclared pecans.

The presence of pecans means this product is unsafe for someone with a nut allergy. If you have a nut allergy and purchased the item, you are advised to return the product for a full refund. Customers can get in touch with Everfresh by emailing bakery@everfreshnaturalfoods.com or calling 01452 687088.

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