Tesco Issues Urgent Recall Over Biscuits

Tesco Biscuit Recall: The UK supermarket has reportedly issued an urgent recall over its own-brand biscuits.
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Tesco has reportedly issued an urgent recall over its own-brand biscuits and is warning shoppers not to eat them.

The supermarket is apparently removing the Tesco Free From Digestive Biscuits, priced at £1.30, from shelves.

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the food item may contain ‘small pieces of metal’.

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Digestive biscuits from Tesco.
These are the Tesco biscuits that have reportedly been affected. Credit: Tesco

On the company’s website, a statement reads: “This product may contain small pieces of metal which makes it unsafe to eat.”

It added: “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.”

Returning the Tesco branded biscuits will supposedly not require a receipt due to the circumstances.

It’s believed that the packages will have an end date of March 2023 and come in a packet weighing 160g. Reportedly, no other batches have been affected.

Tesco isn’t the only company that is being forced to make a recall.

Earlier this month, Kinder Suprise eggs were pulled from stores after there have been alleged reports of ‘salmonella poisoning’.

At the time, the FSA stated that the chocolate company Ferrero had removed the item as a precaution while an investigation over the ‘potential link’ was carried out.

The company’s head of incidents, Tina Potter, reportedly commented: “We welcome the precautionary approach being taken by Ferrero and are advising consumers not to eat any of the products listed in the FSA alert.

“It is really important that consumers follow this advice to avoid the risk of becoming ill with salmonella poisoning.

“We know that these particular products are popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches, so we would urge parents and guardians of children to check if any products already in their homes are affected by this recall.

“The food business involved has voluntarily carried out this product withdrawal and recall and we are working closely with them and their competent authorities to identify the precise cause of this outbreak.”

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