Asda pulls popular dinner item from shop shelves and warns customers 'do not eat'

The supermarket has issued an urgent food recall -Credit:SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Asda has issued an urgent recall of a very popular dinner item over fears that it's 'unsafe to eat', advising customers to return it to the store instead.

Certain types of king prawns have been included in the recall after it was noted that there was an error on the date label.

If you have a packet of Asda's Succulent Cooked and Peeled King Prawns at home, there's a chance it could have an incorrect use-by date printed on it - which could threaten your health if you eat them, the Express reports.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) further explained: "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 product details are as follows:

Asda Succulent Cooked and Peeled King Prawns

  • Pack size: 210g

  • Batch code: L66000

  • Use by date: December 21, 2024

Asda prawns
Asda has said the prawns are not safe to eat -Credit:Asda

According to Asda, the correct use-by date is April 21 instead of December. Because of this, it's not safe for customers to eat the prawns after April 21.

Anyone who has purchased the affected batches of the product is asked not to eat them but to return them to the store for a full refund instead, and you won't need a receipt to do this.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will withdraw or recall food products that have problems, meaning they should not be sold.

A statement read: "The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers."

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