Asda recalls vegetable cous cous due to salmonella contamination fears
ASDA has recalled its own brand of vegetable cous cous over fears some packets may be contaminated with salmonella.
The Food Standards Agency, which makes sure food is up to scratch in Britain, has issued a warning about 500g tubs of Asda vegetable cous cous.
The affected packets are those with all date codes up to and including June 3 2021, and they could contain salmonella.
Symptoms caused by salmonella include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
The FSA has warned Brits not to eat the cous cous if they bought a tub that could potentially be contaminated.
Asda said you should take the cous cous to your nearest store and you will be given a full refund – a packet costs £1.95.
The supermarket will also be placing notices in its stores telling customers about the recall.
If you need more information, you should get in touch with Asda’s Customer Relations team by calling 0800 952 0101.
In the recall notice issued by Asda, the supermarket said: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
Asda was approached by The Sun for a comment.
Asda isn’t the only supermarket who has had to recall food recently.
Your product recall rights
PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
Iceland, which sells packets of Greggs Vegetable Bakes, has had to issue urgent recall notices for a certain number of packets over fears some may contain glass.
The packets affected cover 11 best before dates which you can see here.
Major supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons also had to recall ALL boxes of Wall’s Twister Peek-A-Blue ice lollies earlier this month.
All batches of the ice lollies were recalled because they may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label.
Ikea has recalled bowls, plates and mugs due to fears they could burn you.
While cables sold at Argos and B&Q have been recalled over electrocution and fire risk fears.
Next has also recalled girls' nightdresses over fears they are a fire risk too.
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