Tesco, M&S, Waitrose and more urgently recall these products after health concerns - have you bought any?

A number of products have been recalled over safety fears

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Popular retailers including Tesco, Waitrose and M&S have been forced to urgently issue recalls on certain products over potential safety concerns. 

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning against consumption of these particular products. Including everything from cheese to coffee, the potential health risks have led these items to be deemed unsafe to consume in the UK. 

Customers are able to request refunds on these items by returning them, either in store or by reaching out to customer helplines. 

But which items are the latest to be recalled and could you have added them to your shopping basket? Here we reveal what to look out for...

What supermarket items have been recalled?

M&S Balanced For You Red Thai Chicken Curry 

M&S have issued a recall on their Balanced For You Red Thai Chicken Curry with use by dates 14 and 15 December as it reportedly contains milk which is not mentioned on the label. 

Due to what the FSA have described as a “packaging error”, this curry was mis-packed with Aromatic Lamb Curry which contains milk. 

This then makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. They report that M&S have contacted relevant allergy support organisations. 

Customers can return the product for a full refund.  

Tesco Spicy Chorizo Slices

Tesco’s 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices (80g) have been recalled due to contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. 

This can cause several unpleasant and flu-like symptoms, including high temperatures, muscle ache and diarrhoea.

The affected product has a use by date of December 19, 2020. Tesco customers are able to request a refund by returning the product in-store and those self-isolating can do so by contacting customer service. 

Tesco Finest Festive Fruit & Nut Selection

The popular supermarket is recalling this product after some packs were miss packaged as Tesco Finest Festive Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts. As a result, sulphur dioxide is not mentioned on the label.

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This means that this product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphates.

Tesco has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their members about the recall. Customers are able to request a refund by returning the product in-store or by contacting customer service.

Waitrose & Partners Duchy Organic Cypriot Halloumi 

The premium supermarket is recalling their Duchy Organic Cypriot Halloumi (225g) from its stores due to incorrect labelling. This labelling appears on the back of the item and poses a potential safety risk as it does not declare the cheese contains milk in England on the label. 

This is a risk to those with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Nescafé Shakissimo Espresso Latte 

Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy UK is currently recalling a batch of Nescafé Shakissimo Espresso Latte (190ml). This is reportedly due to this batch of coffee having been contaminated with a cleaning solution residue that contains hydrogen peroxide.

This product has been deemed unsafe for consumption as a result. The use by date of this batch is 26 January, 2021.

Customers are advised to return the product to the store where they bought it for a full refund.

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