Asda issues 'do not eat' warning to shoppers over 'unsafe' dinner item

Asda has issued an urgent warning to shoppers over a popular dinner item that has been deemed 'unsafe to eat'.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the supermarket giant has alerted customers to the fact that its Succulent Cooked and Peeled King Prawns had been labelled with an incorrect use-by date. The watchdog stated: "Asda is recalling Asda Succulent Cooked and Peeled King Prawns because of a labelling error which shows an incorrect use-by date, making them unsafe to eat.

Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product."


The mistake involves 210g packs carrying the batch code L66000, listed with a use-by date of December 21, 2024. The correct use by date is April 21.

An Asda spokesperson said: "The product should not be consumed past this date. Please bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund.

"You do not need your receipt. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused."

For more information, call Asda Customer services on 0800 952 0101.