Tesco is the latest supermarket to recall a popular food product. Shoppers who find themselves in possession of recalled products should not eat them but instead return them to the store.
Tesco is recalling Tesco Free From Digestive Biscuits because they may contain small pieces of metal which makes it unsafe to eat.
The pack size is 160g.
The best before end date is March 2023.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a risk statement.
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The agency said: “This product may contain small pieces of metal which makes it unsafe to eat.”
As for the action of the company, the FSA assured customers: “Tesco is recalling the above product.
“Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling the product.
“These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.”
Food recalls are rare, but occur when there is a health and safety or potential health and safety issue surrounding a product.
The FSA concluded: “If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).
“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.”