BABY food made by Cow & Gate has been urgently recalled from every major supermarket because it could contain pieces of blue rubber.
The company said fragments of a thin blue rubber glove were found in some jars of its Cheesy Broccoli Bake Stage 3 for babies aged 10 months or older.
Cow & Gate Cow & Gate has recalled jars of this baby good because it might contain pieces of a blue rubber glove
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned this would make the baby food “unsafe to eat”.
Cow & Gate says only 17 jars contained pieces of blue rubber out of a batch of 77,000.
It added that even the affected jars don’t pose a health risk – but it is recalling them anyway because they don’t meet its standards.
The 250g jars were on sale at almost every major supermarket, including Asda, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, and Tesco.
Only one batch of the baby food was affected.
Your product recall rightsPRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full redund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
Customers should check any jars they’ve bought by looking for the batch code: 28122020.
The affected jars will also have a best before date of December 28, 2020.
If you have bought one of the recalled jars, do not feed it to your baby.
Instead, you can return the jar to the store you bought it from with or without a receipt and receive a full refund. Cow & Gate has promised.
A product recall notice issued by Cow & Gate said: “We are sorry that these jars do not meet our usual high quality standards and for any inconvenience this recall may cause.
“These jars do not pose a health risk, but we are recalling them as they do not meet our usual high quality standards.”
If you want any more information or are worried, you can call Cow & Gate’s Careline 24/7 on 0800 977 4000 or speak via live chat.
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Other recall notices to look out for include Little Willies veggie sausages sold in Tesco and Waitrose because they may contain bits of plastic.
And Booths recalled corned beef because it could contain metal pieces.
Tesco and Asda have also pulled own brand cereal bars from shelves over fears they contain salmonella.
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