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Asda, Waitrose and Ocado issue urgent product recalls over listeria fears, metal risks and more; If you recently bought any of these items, return them to the store for a full refund.

Byline: Vicky Munro

A number of supermarkets have urgently recalled their products after fears they may be unsafe.

Ocado, Asda andWaitrosehave all issued recalls through the Food Standards Agency (FSA) this September, advising customers to return the affected items for a full refund.

The risks range from concerns about listeria to the possibility of pieces of metal in certain food items.

Check your cupboards to see if you have recently bought one of these products and make sure not to consume them if you have.

Ocado has recalled three varieties of soup as a "precautionary step" as they may contain a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes.

This bacteria can cause a disease called listeriosis, which like the flu has symptoms including a high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

The affected soups and batches are:

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Asdais urgently recalling a specific brand of crispy onions as the product may have "small metal wire pieces" in some packs.

The FSA have stated that Struik Foods Bunlimited Crispy Onions are "unsafe to eat' and customers must be made aware.

The item in question is the 100g packet of Bunlimited Crispy onions with the best before date of June 11, 2020.

Do not under any circumstances consume the product, instead return it to the store where it was purchased in order to receive a full refund.

The FSA apologised for any inconvenience caused, and ask customers to contact Asda Customer Relations with any further questions.

No other Struik Foods products are known to be affected.

The FSA has issued an alert over Waitrose's Sour Cream and Chive Mix as it contains an allergen that is not mentioned on the label.

The 150g packet, with best before date December 21, contains wheat, "making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten" according to the risk assessment.

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The FSA says no other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Waitrose's announcement says people with wheat allergies or intolerance should not consume the product but can return it for a full refund.

The supermarket added: "We apologise that it has been necessary to recall this product and for the inconvenience called."


Ocado are one of three chains to issue an urgent product recall this month

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Date:Sep 14, 2019
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