Asda issues urgent recall on crisps amid choking hazard fears – check for faulty batches

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Asda as well as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a food recall on popular crisps sold at the supermarket. A food recall is put in place when there is a discovery of safety issues or product details that might endanger the consumer. 

PepsiCo is recalling its Smith’s Snaps Spicy Tomato 8x13g multipack bags of crisps. 

This is because some of the batches may be under-cooked and the crisp is noticeably harder than usual.

This means the product may present a choking hazard and is therefore unsafe to eat.

Customers should look for the faulty batch if they have recently bought the crisps.

Smith’s Snaps Spicy Tomato Flavour

Pack size: 8x13g multipack bag

Best before: May 29, 2021

While the crisps are sold at many supermarkets, at the time of writing, Asda is the only retailer to have issued a food recall warning.

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The supermarket said: “If you have purchased Smith’s Snaps – Spicy Tomato Flavour, Multipack 8x13g, with the above date code, please bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund.

“You do not need your receipt. Alternatively, you can contact Smith’s directly for a refund on the customer care line below.

“We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and if you would like any further information please contact:

“Asda Customer relations – 0800 952 0101 or Smith’s Customer Care Line – 0800 274777.”

The supermarket also has several other food recalls in place.

Birds Eye is recalling its chicken burgers due to there being a possible presence of red plastic.

The company is asking customers to not eat the following food item.

Birds Eye 4 Chicken Burgers with Golden Wholegrain 220g is the product being recalled.

Those with the affected batches should return the packaging to store for a full refund.

Batches affected:

  • L1022V
  • L1022W
  • L1022X

The best before date that customers should look for is April 2022.

Birds Eye said in a statement: “If you have bought any for the above batch codes, please do not consume.

“Instead, return the packaging to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

“Alternatively, take a photo of the packing which shows the impacted batch code and send this, with your name, address and contact details to us via contact us www.birdseye.co.uk/contact-us.”

The popular chicken product is sold at the likes of Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

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