SUPERMARKETS including Asda, Morrisons and Tesco have recalled a range of foods this week over fears they could make you sick.
The product recalls affect everything from Nutella treats and ice cream cones to pies.
The majority of items are being recalled due to incorrect labelling and undeclared allergens, meaning they can cause allergic reactions among some.
If you’ve bought any of the products, you’re being urged to avoid eating them and should instead return them for a full refund.
You don’t need to still have the receipt to get your money back.
Below we round up the latest recalls in the major supermarkets.
Your product recall rights
PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
Asda – Mushroom and Leek Pie
Asda is recalling its frozen vegan mushroom and leek pie, which weighs 170g.
It may contain milk constituents, yet this isn’t mentioned on the packaging.
It makes the pies unsuitable for those with allergies to milk, as well as vegans.
The product recall applies to all batch codes of the pies, which cost £3.
Asda said in a statement: “We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
Tesco – Toffee and Vanilla Cones
Tesco is recalling its own brand free from toffee and vanilla cones for the same reason as Asda.
The four-pack of 110ml cones may contain milk, but this isn’t mentioned on the packaging making it health risk for shoppers with a milk allergy.
The product recall applies to packs with a batch code of L10233L1 and a best before date of July 2022.
The cones aren’t currently available on Tesco’s website.
The supermarket said in the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recall notice: “Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”
Morrisons – Nutella Ferrero B-ready
Morrisons is recalling all six-packs of Nutella Ferrero B-ready where the labelling is in Polish.
The treats contain wheat, barley, hazelnut, milk and soya allergens but these aren’t declared in English on the label.
It means consumers with allergies may eat the product without knowing it could cause them harm.
The treats are currently sold on Morrisons website for £1.50, down from £2.30.
Morrisons said no other Nutella Ferrero B-ready packs are affected.
It added in a statement: “We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and assure customers of our continuing commitment to the highest standard of product quality and safety.”
Marks & Spencer – Medjool Dates
Marks & Spencer is recalling stuffed Medjool dates because they may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
Symptoms caused by Hepatitis A usually include fever, nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, dark-coloured urine and yellowing of the skin.
The “precautionary” recall comes after M&S was notified of an issue related to Medjool dates sourced from one location in Jordan.
It applies to 350g packs with a best before date of July 13, 2021 and a barcode number of 29058648.
M&S said in a statement: “Customer safety is of paramount importance to Marks & Spencer and we take all issues regarding the production of our foods extremely seriously.
“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”
The recall comes after Sainsbury’s recalled Medjool dates for the same reason last month.
Itsu Vegetable Gyoza
Last but not least, Itsu vegetable gyoza sold in the big four supermarkets is being recalled over fears it could cause allergic reactions.
The packs contain crustaceans, fish, molluscs and egg, but this isn’t mentioned on the packaging.
The product recall applies to the 350g packs with a best before date of April 11.
For a full refund, take a picture of the best before date of the packaging and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can write to the following address: Itsu [grocery], 40 Broadway, Westminster, London, SW1 H 0BU.
Itsu said in the FSA recall notice: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank you in advance for your understanding
Cables sold at Argos and B&Q have also been recalled over electrocution and fire risk fears.
While Next is recalling a range of girls’ nightdresses over fears of how flammable the fabric is.
Last week, Greggs recalled vegetable bakes sold in Iceland due to fears they contain pieces of glass.