Urgent Magnum recall as lollies 'unsafe' to eat due to risk of metal and plastic

A man eats an Magnum ice cream as a new survey from YouGov has revealed most Britons believe a Magnum is not an ice lolly. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday August 7, 2020. More than one in four Britons named a Magnum as their favourite ice lolly in a previous YouGov poll two years ago. See PA story SOCIAL Magnums. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Magnum has issued an important food recall -Credit:Mike Egerton/PA Wire

A major food recall for Magnum lollies has been issued as the treats could be contaminated with metal and plastic.

Food giant Unilever issued the recall for Magnum Almond Ice Cream Sticks on Wednesday, revealing that the product is "unsafe to eat". No other varieties are affected other than three packs of the 100g lollies of this flavour.

As a "precaution" against the possible presence of plastic and metal, the firm recalled the treats in the UK and Ireland. Unilever apologised for the inconvenience and bid customers to contact their the careline team.

The recall notice said: "In the UK and Ireland we are recalling a limited number of Magnum Almond Ice Cream Sticks as a precaution due to the possible presence of plastic and metal."

Shoppers are being told to check the information printed on the side of the Magnum boxes. Affected Magnum Almond products have one of the following batch codes: L3338, L3339, L3340, L3341, L3342 and a best before date of 12/2025. The warning states that no other products or countries are affected.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) urged people not to consume the treats. "If you have bought the above product do not eat it," adds the FSA. "Instead, any customers with queries or concerns can contact the careline team for further guidance on 0800146252 or email ukicare@unilever.com."

The latest alert follows a string of recalls from Asda, Co-op, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer over 'unsafe' items. Waitrose recalled olives that may contain glass whilst prawns from Asda have shown incorrect use-by dates.

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