Tesco and Morrisons issue urgent food recalls over fears products are 'unsafe to eat'

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Tesco and Morrisons have urgently recalled certain food items amidst safety worries. Morrisons alerted shoppers that some of their cooked chicken might be contaminated with metal, while Tesco warned that some of its chocolate bars contain unlisted nuts.

Alerts about these product issues were published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), advising customers about the appropriate action if they had purchased any affected goods. Shoppers can expect a full refund for any problem products.

Morrisons is recalling its in-house brand of wafer thin cooked chicken. The FSA released a statement: "Morrisons is recalling Morrisons Wafer Thin Cooked Chicken because it may contain small pieces of metal. The possible presence of metal makes these products unsafe to eat."

The warning continued: "If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund."

The chicken in question comes packaged in either 170g or 400g sizes. All use by dates up to and including June 16, 2024, have been affected, reports Bristol Live.

In their recall notice, Morrisons asked: "Please do not seat this product and return it to your nearest store for a full refund. We don't need a receipt." They concluded by saying, "No other products are affected by this issue. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and assure customers of our continuing commitment to the highest standard of product quality and safety."

Tesco is recalling several of its Tesco Multipack Chocolate Bars due to undeclared peanuts. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) stated: "The products contain peanuts making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts."

The affected products are:.

  • Tesco Dreamy Caramel Chocolate Bars Multipack: 6 x 40g; best before January 31, 2025.

  • Tesco Dreamy Caramel Chocolate Bars Multipack: 6 x 40g; best before February 28, 2025.

The FSA advised: "If you have bought the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to any Tesco store for a full refund. For more information contact Tesco Customer Services on 0800 505 555."

Tesco has apologised to customers and explained that there had been a "mispack". It said: "Due to a mispack there is a risk of peanuts not being declared as an ingredient in the product. This poses a possible health risk for anyone wth an allergy to peanuts."

"Please do not consume this product and return it to store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required."