Tesco issues urgent recall on popular Christmas food item over health risk

A supermarket giant has urgently recalled one of its popular Christmas items and asked those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide or sulphite to avoid eating it.

Tesco’s Finest Festive Fruit and Nut Selection were incorrectly packed and there is no mention of sulphur dioxide on the label, the Manchester Evening News reports.

A notice posted by the Food Standards Agency reads: “Tesco is recalling a batch of Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts.

“The product has been incorrectly packed with Tesco Finest Festive Fruit and Nut Selection which contains sulphur dioxide that is not mentioned on the label.

“This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

“The correctly packed Tesco Finest Festive Fruit and Nut Selection product is not affected by this recall.”

The following products have been recalled:

Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts

Pack size – 225g

Batch code – L0075004

Best before – End: May 2021

Allergens – Sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites

The FSA said: “Tesco is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.

“The company has also issued a recall notice to its customers, which explains to customers why the product is being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product.”

Customers are told: “If you have bought the above incorrectly packed product and have a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, do not eat it.

“Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought or if preferred, contact Tesco‚Äôs customer helpline on 0800 505 555 for a full refund without returning the product to store.”