Original article from Kent Live
Some of the UK's largest supermarkets have issued urgent warnings to customers to return certain products over fears they may be dangerous.
People who bought the items are advised to return them to supermarkets or contact the manufacturer.
Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, M&S, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl are amongst those affected by the product recalls.
One of the items listed is popular chocolate snack, M&Ms.
Problems with the items include undeclared allergens, defective equipment which could potentially cause scalding, and GMOs.
The full list of products being recalled can be found below.
The recall notice said: "Due to customer preference, GMOs aren't used in Mars Wrigley products in Europe, which is the reason for this recall.
"Mars Wrigley does not use GMOs in any of our products in Europe. Further, there is no GMO authorised for this ingredient under UK law and so the products must be recalled."
Product batches affected:
M&M's Crispy Sharing Bag 246g
Best before date: 23/01/22
Batch code: 126A1HAG03, 126A2HAG03, 126A3HAG03, 126B1HAG03, 126B2HAG03,126B3HAG03, 126C1HAG03, 126C2HAG03, 125G3HAG03
M&M's Crispy Pouch 107g
Best before date: 23/01/22, 30/01/22
Batch code: 125A2HAG03; 125A3HAG03; 125B1HAG03; 125B2HAG03; 125B3HAG03; 125C1HAG03; 125C2HAG03; 125G3HAG03; 126A1HAG03; 126A2HAG03; 126A3HAG03; 126B1HAG03; 126B2HAG03; 12
6B3HAG03; 126C1HAG03; 126C2HAG03, 125A1HAG03
Customers who have bought the affected items are being urged to contact the Mars Wrigley Consumer Care team.
Sainsbury's currently has three active product recall notices including M&M's.
Other items listed on the site include Highland Spring Sparkling Water and Sainsbury's Hypoallergenic Complete Dry Cat Food.
Highland Spring Sparkling Glass 750ml
Best before date: All dates
Batch code: 1137, 1138, 1139, 1172, 1173, 1201 and 1202
Highland Spring said they are recalling the product "on a precautionary basis, due to a small number of reports that the bottle has some quality issues."
They added: "We are asking customers who have purchased this product to not consume and to place in a bag and dispose of it safely, where a full refund will be given, and no receipt is required."
Customers who have purchased this item are urged to contact Highland Spring Ltd.
Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic Recipe Complete Dry Cat Food 800g (Chicken/Salmon 1+ Years)
Best before date: All
Batch code: All
Sainsbury's said: "As a precautionary measure Sainsbury’s is voluntarily recalling all packs of by Sainsbury's Hypoallergenic recipe complete dry cat food with chicken 1+ Years 800g and with salmon 1+ Years 800g.
"We are supporting an investigation by the food and veterinary authorities into a possible safety issue affecting cats."
Customers have been asked to return the product to Sainsbury's to receive a full refund, or to contact their Careline.
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There are two active product recall notices listed on the Lidl website, including a wallpaper stripper and patatas bravas.
Parkside Steam Wallpaper Stripper
There are concerns that the Parkside Steam Wallpaper Stripper sold in Lidl's popular 'middle aisle' has a malfunctioning lid, which could unexpectedly come off and burn the user.
The product model affected is the PDTA 5 A1, with International Article Number (IAN) 332976_1907 – this can be found on top of the item.
Lidl has advised customers who purchased the item not to use it, but to return it to the store for a full refund, with or without a receipt.
My Street Food Patatas Bravas with Aioli Dip 560g
Best before date: All
Batch code: All
Lidl is recalling this product because the label does not mention that it contains sweet whey powder – a product derived from milk, meaning it may pose a risk to people with an allergy or intolerance to milk.
Customers with a milk allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents have been advised not to eat the item but to return it to store for a full refund.
M&S is currently recalling a number of items due to undeclared allergens and safety fears.
Items listed on the website include: Stuffed Medjool Dates, M&S Red Thai Curry, Picard Food Products, and a wooden toy bus.
These are the affected products.
2 Ham and cheese galettes 250g
Best before date: 31/10/21
Batch code: 3270160334315
Mini chocolate ice cream cones 175g
Best before date: 21/08/21, 31/08/21, 04/11/21
Batch Code: 3270160358854, 3270160354054
Christmas brioche 380g
Best before date: 27/02/22, 28/02/22, 03/03/22
Batch code: 3270160822652
Mini quiches 270g
Best before date: 10/03/22, 18/03/22
Batch code: 3270160897087
Allergens: Sulfites, Fish, Mustard, Celery
M&S said: "Our foods brand partner Picard has made us aware of incomplete allergen label information on 5 of their lines caused by an IT and impression error. Please return to the store if you have already bought these items for an exchange for another item or a refund."
Stuffed Medjool Date Selection 350g
Best before date: 13/07/21
Batch code: 29058648
M&S has urged customers to return the product to store for a full refund.
Balanced For You Red Thai Chicken Curry
Best before date: 14/12/20, 15/12/20
Batch code: 00466820
This product contains milk but has been incorrectly labelled – anyone with a milk allergy or intolerance has been urged to return it for a full refund.
ELC Wooden London Bus
M&S said: "Batch codes that contain 08-20 are not affected – no further action is required.
"For all other batch codes, please check the head attachment is secure on the passengers. If you discover a loose head, please keep it away from your child."
Customers have been advised to return the toy by post if they wish to receive a full refund.
Aldi is currently only recalling one product according to their website.
Crestwood 2 Puff Pastry Cheese & Onion Slices 300g
Best before date: 16/08/21
Batch code: 707602
Aldi said: "Our supplier is recalling this product due to the presence of mustard and barley which are not declared on the label. Customers with a mustard or barley allergy are advised not to eat this product."
Customers are asked to return this product to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given.
Recalled items listed on the Tesco website include White Fondant Icing and Sea Salt Popchips.
Tesco White Fondant Icing 500g
Best before date: 09/22
Batch code: 21175
Tesco said: "We’ve been made aware that a small number of Tesco White Fondant Icing 500g packs have been incorrectly packed with Tesco Marzipan 500g which contains almonds that are not declared on the packaging."
Customers are advised not to consume the product but to return it to Tesco.
Popchips sea salt 85g
Best before date: 02/07/22
Batch code: YP1D 1180 with time code 22:00 to 23:09, YP1D 1181 with time code 00:00 to 00:10.
A statement on the Tesco website said: "KP Snacks Ltd are recalling some 85g sharing bags of sea salt popchips.
"This is because they’ve been incorrectly filled with sour cream flavoured popchips that contain milk, which isn’t declared on the packaging."
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