The presence of glass made the product unsafe to eat and presented a safety risk, according to the recall notice issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
In its recall notice, the FSA advised consumers to return the product to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.
Sainsbury’s said it had identified the possible presence of small pieces of glass in one batch of its Sliced Beetroot product.
‘Not to consume it’
By Sainsbury’s Sliced Beetroot
Jar size: 340g
Best before: August 2019
Batch code: L318N1737
Item code: 7860491
“As a precautionary measure, we are asking all customers who have bought this product with the above batch code, not to consume it and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury's store where they will receive a full refund,” it added.
“No other products or batch codes are affected by this issue, and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”
According to the FSA, point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all Sainsbury’s stores that are selling this product.
The notice will explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought it.
Food Safety Conference
Product recalls will be one of the themes covered at Food Manufacture’s Food Safety Conference, to be held at etc.venues Maple House, Birmingham, on Thursday 21 June.
Entitled ‘A focus on future law and threats’, the speaker line up includes: Nina Purcell, director of Wales and local delivery at the FSA); Andy Morling, head of the FSA’s National Food Crime Unit;
Greencore group technical director Helen Sisson; and Sue Davies, strategic policy adviser at Which?.
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