Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Lidl food recall: Supermarkets issue urgent recalls on foods

Many of the UK’s main supermarket chains have issued urgent recalls for food items that may be unsafe. The latest updates from the Food Standards Agency advise which foods should be returned and not consumed due to problems with the labelling or the product itself. Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Lidl are all affected by the news. 


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The Food Standards Agency releases Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices in order to warn consumers about potentially unsafe foods. 

A food will either be “withdrawn” and removed from the shelves, or “recalled”, with customers being asked to return the product. 

The food recalls are usually issued over allergy fears, either because a food contains something it shouldn’t or because the labelling is incorrect, therefore putting those with allergies or intolerances at risk. 

Other reasons may be due to contamination or fears over foreign objects being in the food such as metal or plastic. 

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Over the last few weeks the Food Standards Agency has recalled 10 food items that are sold in supermarkets. 

Here are the latest recalls and what to do if you’ve bought something in the list. 

Various selected supermarkets 

Lo-Dough Limited is recalling Lo-Dough Gluten Free Miracle Cake Bars because they have been found to contain gluten, despite the gluten-free label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to gluten, and should not be consumed.

The recall applies to the 60g bars, which can be purchased as a box of 10 units or in single/multiple units.

The two affected batch codes to check your product for are 20132 and 20133, with best before dates of September 11 2020 and September 12 2020 respectively. 

Customers can email [email protected] in order to arrange a refund. 

Gima UK has recalled Lay’s Maxx Oriental Salsa Flavoured Crisps due to undeclared barley, which contains gluten. The allergen is not written on the label in English, which means the product could be dangerous for anyone with a gluten intolerance or allergy and should not be eaten.  

The recall affects 130g  bags of the crisps, with a best before date of June 26 2020. Customers can email  [email protected] for a full refund if they have bought the affected product. 

Top Star Marketing UK Ltd. is recalling Shahzada Industries GoGo Fresh & Sweet Pan Masala because it contains flour from an unknown source, which is not mentioned on the label, as well as an illegal dye Rhodamine B, which may pose a health risk. The recall applies to all 150g packs of the product, with any expiry date. 

The company said: “If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, contact Top Star Marketing UK Ltd. at [email protected] or on 07912 030 129 to arrange a refund. If customers are making an essential trip to the store from where it was bought, they can return the item in-store for a full refund.”

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Tesco, Waitrose, Asda and Sainsbury’s

An urgent recall has been issued by the bigger supermarkets for a popular biscuit over serious allergy fears. 

The Bahlsen Ohne Gleichen Vollmilch, which may be known as Milk Praline Squares. 

The batch of biscuits contains egg, hazelnuts, milk, soya, wheat (gluten) and whey (a product derived from milk), none of which are on the label in English – sparking fears for those with allergies, particularly nut allergies which can be especially severe. 

The affected batches are 125g with the batch code 0165. The items have the best before date of February 1 2021.

Customers can either return the item to the store or contact Bahlsen at www.bahlsen.co.uk or phone 01923728500 to arrange a refund.

Tesco and other supermarkets 

Magnum recalled its White Chocolate ice cream tubs in May due to allergy fears. Tesco has issues a notice to customers to recall the product, but it’s sold in many other stores around the UK so anyone who has bought it in recent months should check for the batch code. 

The product has been recalled as it contains milk which hasn’t been declared on the label in English, posing a risk for anyone with a milk allergy or intolerance. 

Customers should check the rim of the ice cream tub lid to see if it includes the batch number L9255AT138 or L9255BT138, and an end date of September 2021. It is only the 440ml tubs that are being recalled. 

If the details match up, shoppers should contact the Unilever CareLine on 0800 146252 or email [email protected].


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The frozen food store has issued an urgent recall for Young’s Simply Breaded 2 Extra Large Fish Fillets, because they contain milk which isn’t mentioned on the label. 

The pack size is 300g, with only the larger size fillets being recalled over safety fears. The affected packs have the batch codes AC L 0097, AB L0114, and AB L 0116, and an expiry date of October 2021.

Customers can arrange a refund by getting in touch directly with Young’s Seafood on their care line, by calling 0800 496 8647 or emailing [email protected]


Lidl supermarkets have recalled two pesto products – the Baresa Pesto alla Genovese (Green) and Baresa Red Pesto because they may contain peanuts, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with a nut allergy. 

The recall applies to 190g jars of the sauce, with a best before date up to and including October 2022. To arrange a refund, the store advises that if you are already making an essential trip to a Lidl GB store you can return the item in person with or without a receipt. Alternatively, dispose of the product and email [email protected] including a photo of the affected product and best before date for a full refund to be processed by the team. 


Co-op is recalling its Bakery 4 Glazed Ring Doughnuts, which are sold in the in-store bakery. This is due to incorrect labels being applied to some of the products, which means the ingredients milk and soys are not declared on the label when they should be. 

The recall affects any of the four-pack doughnuts with a best before date of up to and including 13 May 2020.

Co-op said: “If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to soya, do not eat it. Instead customers should call 0800 0686 727, email [email protected] or if customers are making an essential trip to the nearest Co-op store, they can return the item in-store for a full refund.”

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Lidl and Waitrose 

Unilever is recalling Wall’s Mini Calippo multipacks (Orange and Lemon-Lime) because they may contain small pieces of metal, making them unsafe to eat. The recall applies to the six-packs multi-packs of 80ml lollies (480ml in total). Batch codes L0121, L0122, L0123, L0124, L0125 and L0126 are affected, with best before dates of April 2022 and May 2022. If you have bought the product you should not eat it. Contact Unilever on their Careline Freephone 0800 731 1507 for a refund. 


Morrisons has issued a recall for many of its Market Street Living Herbs  products over fears that they are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

In the risk statement, the FSA said: “Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.”

The recall applied to the following products, purchased between May 3 2020 and May 9 2020.

Morrisons Market Street Living Basil

Morrisons Market Street Large Living Basil

Morrisons Market Street Living Chives

Morrisons Market Street Living Coriander

Morrisons Market Street Large Living Coriander

Morrisons Market Street Living Dill

Morrisons Market Street Living Flat Parsley

Morrisons Market Street Living Mint

Morrisons Market Street Living Parsley

Morrisons Market Street Living Thyme

Morrisons said: “We are asking that all customers do not consume these products and instead return them to a Morrisons store for a full refund. A receipt is not needed.”


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