Stores like Aldi, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have recalled several items over fears of allergies, with even grains on a list of potentially contaminated products.
Frozen chicken, salty dips and dates are among the items that the Food Standards Agency says may have been mislabelled or contain harmful bacteria.
In some cases, the products contain ingredients such as eggs, which are not listed correctly on the label.
When a product is recalled, the Food Standards Agency shares details of what to do if you purchased the item, as well as detailed information on why the product is being taken off the shelves.
If you have recently purchased any of the items listed below, you have been advised to visit your local supermarket for a full refund or exchange.
Morrisons supermarket has issued a recall of Choco Crackles because some packaging contained pieces of plastic.
The grocer said this affected 375g cans with an expiration date of November 2021.
“The presence of pieces of plastic makes this product unfit for consumption,” the Food Standards Agency said.
Two packages of original grilled chicken are being recalled by Asda due to traces of salmonella detected in the product.
It affects 170g packs with lot code 31120953 and an expiration date of September 5, 2022.
German discounter Aldi said customers who have purchased its Harvest Morn Crisp Rice cereal should urgently return it to the store.
The product was found to contain pieces of plastic making the product unfit for consumption. It applies to 375g cans with lot codes 10470953, 10480953, 10490953 and the expiration date of November 2021.
Tesco customers have been advised to return the Tesco Tzatziki as it contains undeclared eggs.
Due to a manufacturing error, several lots were improperly packaged as Tesco Sour Cream and Chive Dip, instead.
This means that the product poses a potential health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to eggs.
The recall involves 200g jars that expire on April 12, 2021.
Sainsbury’s is taking the precautionary measure of recalling Taste the Difference Medjool dates because they may be contaminated with hepatitis A.
The Big Four grocer said all 200g and 500g packages were affected. If you purchased the product, return it to the store for a full refund.
“These products can be contaminated with hepatitis A. Symptoms caused by hepatitis A usually include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dark urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin)” , said the Food Standards Agency.
Point of sale notices have been posted in all Sainsbury’s stores that stock the dates.