Tesco issues food recall on meat amid Listeria contamination fear

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Tesco as well as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued food recalls across many of the supermarkets products. A food recall is put in place when there is a discovery of safety issues or product defects that might endanger the consumer. 

As a safety precaution, Tesco is recalling their 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices 80g. 

They’re recalling this product as it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

A statement on the FSA website reads: “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.”

Customers who may have brought the chorizo should look for the best before date of December 19, 2020.

The supermarket is urging customers not to eat the affected product.

Instead, those who have the meat should return it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be given.

No receipt is required on this occasion. 

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Tesco is also recalling the Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ months.

The cereal may contain small pieces of blue plastic, making it unsafe to eat.

The pack size is 200g and the best before date affected are any products before July 7, 2021.

The product usually costs around £3.

Customers who have purchased the cereal need to return it from the store it was purchased from.

Asda, Sainsbury’s, Boots and Waitrose are also affected in the food recall. 

A receipt is required for proof of purchase at that store, and a full refund will be issued. 

In other food recall news, there have been a number issued within the last week.

Asda is recalling its Plant Based Loaded Potato Skins because the product contains milk which is not mentioned on the label.

This poses a threat to anyone who may have an allergy or intolerance to milk.

This product has passed its best before date, but the retailer is urging customers to check for it in case they put it in the freezer.

The pack size is 262g and the use by date was November 12.

A statement on the FSA website reads: “If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents do not eat it. 

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

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