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Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Lidl issue warnings for milk, chicken and other products

The supermarkets are issuing urgent product recalls for several products

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Many of the major supermarkets have issued urgent product recalls on a number of items due to safety concerns.

The Food Standards Agency this week issued warnings across several supermarkets, with milk being recalled at one major grocer.

It said some of the products contain ingredients that are not mentioned on the label, while others could contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella.

When a product is recalled, for any reason, the Food Standards Agency shares details on what you should do if you have bought the item, as well as detailed information on why the product is being pulled from shelves – reports Mirror Online.

It said anyone with any of the below items should visit their nearest supermarket for a full refund or exchange.


Sainsbury’s is recalling its semi-skimmed UHT milk because of possible microbiological contamination.

The supermarket said it has taken the precautionary step as the product could be unsafe to consume.

Pack size: 1 litre

Best before

December 28, 2020

December 29, 2020


Lidl is recalling packs of Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets because the latest batch contains a product called ‘aspartame, (E951)’ which is not labelled on the product.

The grocer said there are concerns that the item could pose a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria.

Pack size: pack of 18

Best before : December 22, 2020

The Co-op

The Co-op is recalling its packs of 18 Chocolate Caramel Shortcake Bites.

This is because some packs may contain barley – an ingredient not mentioned on the label.

Pack size: pack of 18

Best before : October 16, 2020


Earlier this month, Iceland recalled two of its own brand chicken products after discovering they contained traces of salmonella.

Customers have been asked to return its Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers and Southern Fried Chicken Popsters to stores.

Salmonella can result in symptoms including fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps if consumed.

The affected Curry Chicken Breast Toppers were the 400g packs with best before dates of February 27, 2021, March 17, 2021 and April 8, 2021.

The Southern Fried Chicken Popsters affected were sold in 220g packs with a best before date of April 4, 2021.

Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers:

Pack size: 400g

Best before

February 27, 2021

March 17, 2021

April 8, 2021

Southern Fried Chicken Popsters:

Pack size: 220g

Best before: April 4, 2021

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Waitrose is recalling its Chocolate Mini Cupcakes because of undeclared walnuts.

It said the product was mis-packed during production and instead contains its Coffee and Walnut Mini Cupcakes.

Pack size: pack of 9

Best before: October 6, 2020

Waitrose is also recalling its Slow Cooked Beef and Ale Pie because it contains hazelnuts and milk which are not mentioned on the label.

The product could pose a health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts (hazelnuts) and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details

Pack size: 400g

Batch code: L0125

Best before: November 20

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