ASDA supermarket are recalling their Liver & Bacon with Mash Meal as it has been found to contain wheat (gluten) and rye (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat, rye or gluten. The Food Standards Agency posted the allergy alert on their website. It read: “Asda is recalling the above product from customers and has contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. “The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.”
The product in question is the 450g Liver, Bacon with Mash ready meal costing £2.20. Customers who have bought the product, should look out for items with the use by date code: 16, 17, and 18 June.
If you are allergic to gluten, rye or wheat, do not eat it. Instead, take the item back to your nearest ASDA store where you’ll be a given a full refund for the product.
The FSA added: “Sometimes there will be a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold. Then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).
“Sometimes foods have to be withdrawn or recalled if there is a risk to consumers because the allergy labelling is missing or incorrect or if there is any other food allergy risk. When there is a food allergy risk, the FSA will issue an Allergy Alert.”
ASDA have also issued an apology to customers. They said: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and will ensure the does not happen again.”
No other ASDA products are known to be affected by this issue, but customers requiring more information should call Asda customer relations on 0800 952 0101.
Morrisons supermarket put out a warning as plastic was found to be present in their Morrisons Fruit and Fibre cereal, 500g, which is made by the Weetabix Food Company.
ASDA recently issued a product recall as small pieces of plastic were found to be present in their cereal too. The warning concerned cereals produced by the Weetabix Food Company.
The FSA put out a healthy warning stating that the “presence of plastic makes these foods unsafe to eat.” The affected product is the ASDA Fruit & Fibre cereal, 500g.
Those who have bought the product are advised to return the item to the relevant store for a full refund. No receipt is needed.
Claire’s Accessories UK Limited are carrying out a voluntary recall of their Llama Jingle Bells soft toy which was on sale in stores between October 2018 and February 2019.
The safety concern is that there is a risk of burns as since the moving parts are blocked, heating measured on the surface of the batteries exceeds 45 °C.
Product details: Llama Jingle Bells soft toy product number 28640.
Meanwhile, E-cigarettes sold at Argos are being recalled. A notice on the Argos website says the battery sold with a number of cigarettes could cause overheating and result in injury.
IKEA is also alerting customers who have purchased the SUNDVIK baby changing table/chest to ensure that they use the safety locking fittings provided at all times.
Customers must not use the product for infant changing if these fittings are not in place correctly or are missing.