Product recall for food items and some slow cookers

Kettle Chips recall
Kettle Chips recall

Two separate product recalls have been issued for some Tesco slow cookers and various packs of Kettle Chips.

Tesco shoppers have been warned of a product recall on slow cookers which may present a “risk of electric shock.”

Tesco have recalled these slow cookers which present a possible "risk of electric shock." NNN-160302-102439007

Tesco have recalled these slow cookers which present a possible "risk of electric shock." NNN-160302-102439007

The supermarket said it is recalling the 3.0Litre and 5.5Litre Slow Cooker after they identified that on a very small number of units, the plug may unexpectedly break, exposing live parts – posing a risk of electric shock.

The product recall said: “As a precautionary measure, we are recalling affected model numbers fitted with KDJ plugs from customers. No other Tesco products are known to be affected.

“If you have an affected slow cooker please stop using it immediately.

“Please return the affected product to store where a full refund or replacement will be given. No receipt is required.”

The products affected are ones sold between July 1, and December 31, 2015 fitted with ‘KDJ’ brand Plugs, model numbers SCSS12 / SCSS13.

Model number information can be located on the white label attached to the base of the slow cooker.

KDJ plugs can be identified by the letters KDJ printed between the two base pins on the plug.

If you require further details contact the Customer Services directly on UK 0800 505 555 or ROI 1850 744 844

A large amount of Kettle Chips crisps are being recalled by the manufacturer as they may contain sharp pieces of plastic.

Kettle Foods Ltd has identified that a very limited number of bags of Kettle Chips products, all with a best before date of 28th May 2016, which may contain pieces of plastic that are similar in appearance to the crisps.

The products in question are:

* Kettle Chips Lightly Salted 150g

* Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar 40g

* Kettle Chips Mature Cheddar & Red Onion 40g

* Kettle Chips Lightly Salted Multipack (5 x 30g)

* Kettle Chips Lightly Salted 30g

As a precautionary measure, the company is asking customers not to eat the product and to contact the manufacturer for a full refund.

A Kettle Foods Ltd spokesperson said: “As a precautionary measure, customers are being asked not to eat the product and to contact Kettle Foods for a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank our customers in advance for their cooperation.

“Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to Kettle Chips and we take any issue concerning our product very seriously. We pride ourselves on outstanding quality and are currently investigating the situation internally.”

If you have any of the products referred to return the empty pack for a full refund including postage, together with your name and address to: Kettle Foods Ltd, Barnard Road, Norwich NR5 9JP

If more information is required, call the Freephone number: 0800 616996.

A supermarket chain has recalled a number of its Camembert products due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Sainsbury’s has taken steps to recall products containing Camembert with ‘use by’ dates up to and including 6 March 2016 after detecting low levels of the bacteria in some of its products.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause foodborne illness, with pregnant women, young children, those with weakened immune systems and anyone over 60 years old particularly at risk.

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference French Camembert Cheese 250g, Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Baking Camembert Cheese 250g and Sainsbury’s Camembert Pays 250g have all been affected by the recall.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “Routine testing of our Taste the Difference Camembert has detected extremely low levels of listeria in a very small number of samples. Although the recall of this product is purely precautionary and the product is not presently unsafe, we are asking customers not to eat it and to return their purchase to their nearest Sainsbury’s for a full refund.

“As an extra precaution, we have also chosen to recall two other products made by the same supplier. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Customers are advised not to consume the product. Instead, affected products should be returned to a Sainsbury’s store for a full refund.

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