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Unilever recalls Magnums due to metal and plastic contamination concerns: Round up

By William Dodds

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Unilever has recalled Magnum ice creams over fears they are contaminated with plastic and metal. Credit: Getty / margouillatphotos
Unilever has recalled Magnum ice creams over fears they are contaminated with plastic and metal. Credit: Getty / margouillatphotos

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Food Manufacture rounds up the latest product recalls from across the food and drink industry.

Unilever recalls ice creams due to possible presence of plastic and metal

FMCG giant Unilever has announced that it is recalling ‘Magnum Almond Ice Cream Sticks’ because of the possible presence of plastic and metal, which makes the product unsafe to eat.

The recall applies to packs 3x100ml packs with a best before date of end of December 2025, and a batch code of L3338, L3339, L3340, L3341 or L3342.

In response to the contamination risk, Unilever has recalled the product from stores and issued point of sale notices in all retail outlets selling the product.

The notice explains to customers why the product is being recalled and informs them about the best course of action if they have bought the product, with customers told to contact the careline team for further guidance on 0800146252.

“The safety of the people that buy and use our products is always our number one priority which is why we are recalling these products,”​ the notice read.

“No other Magnum products are affected.”

Asda labelling error leads to recall

Supermarket chain Asda is recalling its ‘Asda Succulent Cooked & Peeled King Prawns’ because of a labelling error which shows an incorrect use-by date, which makes the prawns unsafe to eat.

The recalled 210g packs have a listed use by date of 21 December 2024 and a batch code of L66000.

However, the use by date should have been listed as 21 April 2024.

Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product advising consumers not to eat the prawns and instead return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund, even if they do not have a receipt.

“We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused,”​ the recall notice said.

Wing Yip recalls vegetarian product over gluten labelling issue

UK-based Chinese grocery retailer Wing Yip has confirmed that it is recalling ‘TKC Vegetarian Style Mutton Pieces’ because the presence of wheat is not mentioned on the label.

This labelling error means that the product is a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease, and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

The mutton pieces are sold in 500g packs, with the recall applying to all batch codes and best before dates up to and including 26 February 2026.

Wing Yip has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations which will tell their members about the recall, while it has also issued a recall notice to its customers explaining the error and telling them to return the product for a full refund.

In other news, Molson Coors has announced plans to invest £100m in its UK business.

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