Sainsbury recalls chicken after packaging blunder

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Sainsbury has recalled two food products this week
Sainsbury has recalled two food products this week

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Sainsbury has recalled a chicken product on fears a packaging blunder may result in it containing undeclared milk and wheat, three days after recalling bread, which may contain metal pieces.

The supermarket’s latest recall – Sainsbury’s Just Cook Chicken Breasts with Piri Piri sauce – followed the discovery of a packaging error.

The product sold in 326g containers with a ‘use by’ date of January 24 2016 was recalled yesterday (January 21) because some packs have been incorrectly packaged, and contain Chicken and Bacon Lattice.

Not mentioned on the label

This means the product contained milk and wheat, which was not mentioned on the product label.

“The product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to wheat or intolerance to gluten,”​ according to the Food Standards Agency.

On Monday (January 18) the supermarket recalled its Sainsbury’s Wholemeal Bread Medium Sliced, with a pack size of 800g and a best before date of January 19, following a warning from its supplier Allied Bakeries.

‘Tiny metal pieces’

Sainsbury said in a recall statement: “Our supplier has made us aware of the possible presence of tiny metal pieces in a small number of the above products.

“As a precautionary measure, we are asking customers who have purchased this product with the best before date, to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store, where they will receive a full refund.”

Allied Bakeries confirmed the recall was limited to bread baked at its Walthamstow bakery on the January 14, with a best before day of January 19. It covered thick and medium sliced bread.

A bakery spokeswoman said: “Our priority is always the safety of our consumers and quality of our products and we have launched a full investigation. We apologise to any customers who may have been affected.”

 

Sainsbury recalls this week

  • Sainsbury’s Just Cook Chicken Breasts with Piri Piri sauce, due to possible undeclared wheat and milk (January 21)
  • Sainsbury's Wholemeal Bread Medium Sliced, with a pack size of 800g and a best before date of January 19, due to possible metal contamination (January 18)

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