Food recalls are issued when a product could harm a person because of a health and safety issue. When this happens, companies take the product off the shelves and usually ask customers who have already bought it to return it to the stores.
Several large supermarkets have recalled groceries in the past few days and weeks.
Asda has recalled a baby food product because it may contain salmonella.
The food product was manufactured by Abbott and is used for special medical products for children.
Salmonella symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.
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The supermarket announced the food recall on its website.
Asda said: “Abbott has, as a precautionary measure, recalled various batches of Elecare Similac and Alimentum Similac infant formula powders due to the potential for salmonella.
“Both products are food for infants with special medical purposes, usually used under medical supervision.”
One of the powders comes in a 400g pack and has the best before dates of October 1, 2022, December 1, 2022 and February 1, 2023.
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This product is called Elecare Similac.
The other product, Alimentum Similac, is also available in a 400g pack and has best before dates of October 1, 2022, November 1, 2022, June 1, 2023, June 30, 2023, July 1, 2023, August 1, 2023 , September 1, 2023, October 1, 2023, November 1, 2023, January 1, 2023, February 1, 2023, March 1, 2023, April 1, 2023 and May 1, 2023.
Outlining the products’ risk statement, Asda says: “The presence of Salmonella in the products listed above.
“Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.”
Tesco is recalling its Free From Digestive biscuits because they may contain small pieces of metal that are unsafe to eat.
The package of biscuits has a size of 160 g and the best before date is March 2023.
The Food Standards Agency stated on its website: “Tesco is recalling the above product.
“Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that sell the product.
“These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do once they have purchased the product.”
The supermarket added: “We have been made aware that a Tesco Free From Digestive Biscuits date code may contain 160g small pieces of metal.
“Please do not eat these cookies, instead return affected product to a store for a full refund. A receipt is not required.”