Published On: Sun, May 10th, 2020

Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s shoppers warned of urgent recall as product may contain metal


Unilever has announced it is recalling some Wall’s Mini Calippo multi-packs as they may contain small pieces of metal. The presence of metal makes the affected fruit ice lollies unsafe to eat, an alert published on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) states.

“This product may contain pieces of metal which makes the product unsafe to eat,” a risk statement on the FSA website reads.

Unilever is recalling the above items, and point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that sell the product.

“If you have bought the above product do not eat it,” the warning states.

“Instead, contact Unilever on their Careline Freephone: 0800 731 1507.

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The Wall’s safety notice product recall reads: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank everyone for their co-operation.”

No other Wall’s products are affected, it adds.

These particular products have been on sale in a number of UK retailers, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Iceland and Asda.

A Unilever spokesperson said: “The products we are recalling are limited to those with the Best Before Date of 04/2022 or 05/2022 plus a Batch Code of L0121,L0122,L0123,L0124,L0125 or L0126.

“This information can be found on the short side of the box and we are asking people to contact our Careline on 0800 731 1507. We apologise for any concern or inconvenience caused.”

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, certain restrictions are in place.

Mike Snell, Managing Director of Asda’s sourcing and procurement arm, IPL, said: “For vulnerable people across the country, staying at home and not being able to make a trip to the supermarket is a difficult prospect.

“At Asda, we’re committed to helping ease the strain on our customers during this time and hope that by offering our food box at an affordable price, we can help to make lives that little bit easier, giving people peace of mind that their cupboards will be well stocked without the stress.”

Asda says the box is brimming with supplies that have been in high demand in recent weeks, including cereal, bread, pasta, tinned fruit and vegetables, sauces, jam, teabags and long-life milk.

It also includes a “selection of treats”.

The supermarket said: “The food box is available to all, but Asda hopes it will help those most vulnerable who are struggling to get to the supermarket, or those who are self-isolating.”



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