Heinz, Tesco recall baby food due to ‘metal objects’ found

By Dan Colombini

- Last updated on GMT

Customers are being advised not to feed their child from the specific batches
Customers are being advised not to feed their child from the specific batches

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Heinz and Tesco are recalling all of the By Nature 7+-months baby food range following the discovery that a single jar had been tampered with and contained two sharp metal fragments.

Only the jars in the specific age range and purchased from Tesco are affected. The same product and same batch codes at other retail stores and in other pouches are not affected, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

By Nature

Affected 200g batches include Heinz By Nature 7+ months baby foods jars of sweet & sour chicken, mango chicken curry, cottage pie, cheesy & tomato pasta stars, Sunday chicken dinner, winter veggies & lamb, pasta bake with tuna and spaghetti Bolognese.

Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Please do not use [these products] purchased in Tesco and return any jars to stores for a full refund,​” a statement said.

‘Do not feed it to your baby”

Tesco and Heinz apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused​.”

The FSA added: “If you have bought any of the above products, do not feed it to your baby. Instead, return it to the Tesco store from where it was bought for a full refund. Anyone with concern can contact the Heinz Careline Team at www.heinz.co.uk/contact-us or contact them by telephone on 0800 731 1477.”

The news followed a spate of recalls at other retail chains over the past few months.

Unilever recently recalled a batch of Pot Noodle Beef & Tomato​ due to incorrect labelling, sparking allergy concerns.

Last month, the FSA confirmed the recall of an additional 82 lines of houmous​ manufactured by Zorba Delicacies from major retailers, following an announcement the previous week that 56 lines had already been withdrawn amid salmonella fears.



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