Batches of Asda mince pies ‘unsafe to eat’ and may contain plastic

Supermarket giant Asda is taking the precautionary action of recalling in store bakery Extra Special Mince Pies because they may contain pieces of plastic, the Foods Standards Agency has announced. The products may be “unsafe to eat” and customers have been told not to tuck in.

Asda shoppers are encouraged to return the Christmas treats to their nearest store, where you will be given a full refund and you do not need your receipt to do so. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all stores that are selling these products.

These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the products. This isn’t the only recent recall that may contain traces of plastic, with Nestle announcing some of its hot chocolate products could be contaminated.

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Which mince pies have been recalled

Three Asda in store bakery Extra Special Mince Pies have been recalled, these are the Extra Special 4 Apple & Pecan Crumble Mince Pies, Extra Special 4 Extra Indulgent Mince Pies and Extra Special 4 Crumble Top Mince Pies.

The following are the date codes customers need to look out for:

  • Extra Special 4 Apple & Pecan Crumble Mince Pies, all best before dates up to and including December 13, 2022

  • Extra Special 4 Crumble Top Mince Pies, all best before dates up to and including December 13, 2022

  • Extra Special 4 Extra Indulgent Mince Pies, all best before dates up to and including December 28, 2022

Meanwhile, Nestle UK is continuing to recall AERO Hot Chocolate products because a small number of packs may contain small pieces of food-grade silica beads. These products are sold by numerous retailers which include Sainsbury’s and Tesco. The products are:

AERO ‘Hot Choc’ jars

Pack size: 288g

Batch code: All batch codes

Best before: All date codes

AERO ‘Hot Choc’ sachets

Pack size: 24g

Batch code: All batch codes

Best before: All date codes

AERO GO Instant ‘Hot Choc’

Pack size: 28g

Batch code: All batch codes

Best before: All date codes

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