Tesco warns vegetables are 'unsafe to eat' after dangerous contamination - urgent recall

Tesco has shared a warning

The supermarket have shared an important recall

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 27/11/2023

- 09:16

Tesco has warned customers of a potentially dangerous contamination

Tesco is recalling garden peas that could be contaminated with an unknown berry.

This could cause serious health risks for anyone who has purchased the product with a potential allergy or intolerance.

Tesco stated: "We are recalling various batches of Growers Harvest Garden Peas 900g due to the possible contamination of an unknown type of berry, which may therefore pose a risk to customers if consumed.

"For those who have bought the affected batches, it added: "Please do not consume this product and return it to the store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required."

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The full list of affected items that customers should check for have been shared.

Growers Harvest Garden Peas

Pack size: 900g

Batch code: 23196, 23197, 23198, 23199, 23200

Best before: January 2025

Growers Harvest Garden Peas

Pack size: 900g

Batch code: 23237, 23238, 23239, 23240

Best before: February 2025

Growers Harvest Garden Peas

Pack size: 900g

Batch code: 23256, 23257, 23258, 23259, 23260, 26261

Best before: March 2025

Growers Harvest Garden Peas

Pack size: 900g

Batch code: 23275, 23276, 23277

Best before: April 2025

The retailer added an apology to shoppers. It said: "Tesco apologies to our customers for any inconvenience caused.

"If you require further details, please contact Customer Services directly."

Food recalls are issued to protect customers against potential safety risks.

The Food Standard Agency shared more information on food recalls and withdrawals.

It said: "If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).

"The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food.

Garden peas

Garden peas have been recalled


"In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers."

Tesco is not the only retailer that has shared a warning for customers.

Lidl shares a serious update on chocolate that had a "choking hazard".

Morrisons shared a warning for shoppers for cereal with undeclared allergens.

Morrisons recalled its Free From Chocolate Crackles amid the health concerns.

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