TESCO and Asda are recalling some of their own-brand cereal bars over fears they could give you salmonella.
A few days ago, the latter first pulled one batch of its £1.98 cranberry and nut bars “as a precautionary measure” in case they contain the deadly bacteria.
Tesco The bars at Tesco are being recalled over salmonella fears
Now it’s also recalling its peanut and almond bars for the same reason, according to a notice on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.
Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can make you very ill with food poisoning, and symptoms include a fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
The affected products have a best before date of September 2019 and a barcode of “505717208673”.
The Tesco product recall applies to its apricot, almond and yogurt bars with a best before date of January 31 in 2020, said the FSA.
FSA Asda is recalling its peanut and almond bars
The affected products come with batch codes 9100 and 9101 and they cost £1.29 per pack.
The supermarkets said there is a “possible presence” of the bacteria in the 35g bars, which are sold in packs of four.
If you’ve bought the products, you should avoid eating them and instead return them to your nearest Asda or Tesco shop for a full refund.
You don’t need your receipt to return the packs.
Both supermarkets have put notices warning about the recalls in their stores.
Asda said in a statement: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
While Tesco said: “Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”
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.
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Last week, Go Ahead recalled some of its cereal bars sold in Asda and Tesco over fears they could trigger deadly allergic reactions.
Asda also issued a recall for packs of posh dauphinoise potatoes because some of them actually contain cauliflower cheese – and gluten.
Other recent recalls to look out for include Apple’s wall plug adaptors because they could cause electrical shocks.
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