Listeria warning: Supermarket giants issue urgent product recall

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Supermarket giants have urgently recalled dozens of products that have been sold in store.

Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Waitrose raised concerns about a variety of different items – from chocolate to vegetables.

If you have purchased any of the products below, it’s advisable to return them immediately.

So which items have been recalled? Here’s everything you need to know.

Waitrose

There are fears that this products “have not been properly milled”.

For this reason, they may cause discomfort when bitten into.

  • Essential Waitrose Fruit and Nut Muesli 1 kg, Best-before-end: Apr 2019 WY 8236
  • Dorset Cereals Gloriously Roasted Nut Muesli 600 g, Best-before dates: 24 06 2019 MX8236 / 28 06 2019 MX8240

Sainsbury’s

The Food Standards Agency warns that the products may contain undeclared allergens. 

  • All butter croissants, batch codes 6542882 and 6543827
  • Sainsbury’s Coconut & Yogurt Filled Breakfast Biscuits, SKU: 07749425, Best-before date
  • Sainsbury’s Cocoa Filled Breakfast Biscuits, SKU: 07749431, Best-before date: All date codes

Frozen vegetables – the following items have sparked listeria fears:

  • Sainsbury’s Carrots, Broccoli & Sweetcorn Microwaveable Steam Bags, SKU: 7148693, Product description: 4 x 135 g, Best-before date: All date codes
  • Sainsbury’s Mixed Vegetables, SKU: 1368420, Product description: 1 kg, Best-before date: All date codes
  • Sainsbury’s Mixed Special Vegetables, SKU: 1372670, Product description: 1 kg, Best-before date: All date codes
  • Sainsbury’s White Rice, Broccoli, Sweetcorn & Peas Microwaveable Steam Bags, SKU: 7148706, Product description: 4 x 135 g, Best-before date: All date codes
  • Mixed Vegetables, SKU: 6921659, Product description: 1 kg, Best-before date: All date codes


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PRODUCT RECALL: These items have been taken off British supermarket shelves
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Lidl

Irish stores have recalled these vegetables as they contains Listeria Monocytogenes:

  • Lidl Baby Leaf Spinach, Pack size: 250 g, Batch code: 260 and 261, Best-before dates: September 23, 24 and 25, 2018

All allergens have not been declared on the following product:

  • Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes, pack size 750g, best before date of March 27, 2020, batch code is L808603001

These tins could contain pieces of plastic, which may be dangerous to consume:

  • Freshona Chopped Tomatoes with Basil, Pack size: 400g, Batch code: L327NDB 6A-31/12/2020 SI LB 224, Best-before date: 31 December 2020

Tesco

The product is said to have been made without approval, and is produced by Carmarthenshire Dairy Products Ltd:

Salmonella has been found in these nuts, which poses a health risk:

  • Tesco Organic Almonds, batch code L8004010

Various

Raw Chocolate – traces of metal have been found in the following products:

  • Raw Chocolate Goji Berries 28g, 125g, 450g, 10kg and plain Goji Berries 150g
  • The affected barcodes are: 5060135241131, 5060135240714, and 5060135240271
  • Affected batch codes: 0102, 1403, 1903, 0204, 0102, 2802, 1403, 1903, 0704, 0102, 2802, 0102, 1403, 1903, 0704 and 2201
  • Best before dates: February 19, March 19, April 19 and May 19.

Dr Zak’s Barn Farmed Liquid Egg White has sparked salmonella fears.

  • Customers should return 970 ml bottles with a use-by date of December 29, 2018.
  • Lot number: 18180BN2A

Soy Sauce

Numerous supermarket giants have had issues with their own brand soy sauce bottles.

World Wise Foods supplied the products, some of which may contain small fragments of glass.

Be wary of the following itmes:

  • Aldi Asia Specialities Light Soy Sauce, 150ml, Best before: May to December 2019
  • Aldi Asia Specialities Dark Soy Sauce, 150 ml, Best before: May to December 2019
  • Asda Dark Soy Sauce, 150ml, Best before: all dates
  • Asda Light Soy Sauce, 150ml, Best before: all dates
  • Tesco Dark Soy Sauce, 150ml, Best before: all dates
  • Tesco Light Soy Sauce, 150ml, Best before: all dates
  • Tesco Reduced Salt Soy Sauce, 150ml, Best before: all dates
  • Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Light Soya Sauce, 250ml, Best before: June 2019, July 2019, September 2019
  • Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients Dark Soya Sauce, 250ml, Best before: June 2019, July 2019, September 2019, November 2019

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WARNING: Frozen veg around Europe has been contaminated with listeria bacteria
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Tereos UK Granulated Sugar

There are fears that these items contain small metal pieces.

Return the following products if you have them in your cupboards:

  • Whitworths Granulated Sugar, Pack size: 5kg, Batch code: FS02U81783, FS02U81853
  • Whitworths Granulated Sugar, Pack size: 1kg, Batch code: F201U81873
  • Whitworths Granulated Sugar, Pack size: 5kg, Batch code: FS02U81783, FS02U81853
  • by Sainsbury’s White Granulated Sugar, Pack size: 1kg, Batch code: F404U81693, F404U81702, F404U81712, F404U81713, F404U81703, F201U81733, F201U81762, F201U81763, F201U81772, F201U81773, F201U81782, F201U81783, F201U81792, F201U81793, F201U81802, F201U81803, F201U81832, F201U81833, F201U81842, F201U81843, F201U81852, F201U81853, F201U81862, F201U81863, F201U81872, F201U81973, F201U81983, F201U81993, F201U82002, F201U82003, F201U82013, F201U82042, F201U82043, F201U82052
  • by Sainsbury’s White Granulated Sugar, Pack size:5kg, Batch code: FS02U81693, FS02U81703, FS02U81713, FS02U81723, FS02U81772, FS02U81773, FS02U81782, FS02U81783, FS02U81833, FS02U81842, FS02U81843, FS02U81852, FS02U81862, FS02U81863, FS02U81872, FS02U81902, FS02U81903, FS02U81912, FS02U81913, FS02U81922, FS02U81942, FS02U81943, FS02U81972, FS02U81973, FS02U81983, FS02U81993, FS02U82003
  • by Sainsbury’s White Granulated Sugar, Pack size: 500g, Batch code: F401U81772, F401U81773, F401U81782, F401U81783, F401U81792, F401U81802, F401U81972, F401U81973, F401U81982, F401U81983

The following products have been linked to Listeria monocytogenes:

  • Dearne Valley Foods McWurst Scotch Eggs 2 eggs / pack chilled, use-by date: 13 September 2018 to 25 September 2018
  • Dearne Valley Foods McWurst Mini Savoury Eggs 12 eggs / pack chilled, use-by date: 13 September 2018 to 24 September 2018
  • Ewing Seafoods Organic Smoked Salmon and Original Recipe Smoked Salmon

Crest Whitestrips – these products are said to pose a “serious” risk due to the amount of hydrogen peroxide they contain

  • 1 Hour Express, Classic Vivid, Gentle Routine, Glamorous White, Professional Effects , Supreme Flexfit, Supreme Professional

The following items don’t have all allergens declared on the packaging:

  • Fazila Foods – five-pack large kebab rolls, dates up to November 28, 2019
  • Crosse & Blackwell Green Vegetable & Kale Soup, batch code TYJH 8149, best before date May 2020
  • Star Distribution (UK) Ltd Cake Zone Muffins 4 pack Chunky Cherry and Double Chocolate Flavour, Pack size: 18x18x7cm, Batch code: 54-68060618, Best-before: 31 August 2018
  • Quorn 2 Gluten Free Burgers, Pack size: 2 pack (227g), Batch code: 708049, Best before: November 30 2019
  • Bradbury & Son (Buxton) Lo-Col, Pack size: 195g, Best before: end dates: 19 September 2018, 1 October 2018, 3 October 2018, 7 October 2018, 9 October 2018
  • Asco Dee Thai Crispy Rolls – Durian flavour, Pack size: 150g, Best before: end of August 2019, December 2019, March 2020

Histamine has been found in the following products, so they have been recalled:

  • Diamond Sea Food frozen mackerel
  • Frozen Indian Mackerel whole round, Pack size: net weight 630 g; gross weight 700 g; 15 x 700 g, Barcode: 7224208000553, Best-before date: February 2020
  • Product name: Frozen Mackerel Headless; two for £5.50, Pack size: net weight 630 g; gross weight; 700 g; 15 x 700 g, Barcode: 7224209187499, Best-before date: 10 August 2019
  • Product name: Indian Mackerel whole; two for £5, Pack size: net weight 630 g; gross weight 700 g; 16 x 700 g, Barcode: 7224209000927, Best-before date: 10 December 2019

Tropicana Trop 50 Multivitamins Juice – Fermentation has spoiled a batch of the product

  • Return pack sizes of 1l with best before dates of 14/10/18



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