SUPERMARKETS and retailers are recalling a wide range of foods due to fears the items could make you sick.
Home Bargains, for example, is recalling chocolate dippers over concerns they could trigger allergic reactions.
Other recent product recalls include chicken at Aldi, wafers at Sainsbury's and cous cous at Asda.
Below we round up the recalls you need to be aware of and why.
If you've bought any of the affected products, you should avoid eating them and instead return them to your nearest shop for a full refund.
You don't need to have the receipt in order to get your money back.
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.
Aldi – Chicken Goujons
Aldi is recalling chicken goujons after the presence of salmonella was detected in some of the packs.
The recall applies to the Rooster brand, with the breaded treats sold in bags of 320g.
Affected products come with a batch code of 20300B and best before date of October 2021, or a batch code of 20323B and November 2021 as its best before date.
Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
The chicken goujons are listed for £1.15 on Aldi's website, but the discounter didn't confirm how many packs are being recalled.
A spokesperson told The Sun it's recalling the packs as "a precaution".
Asda – Cous Cous
Asda has recalled 500g tubs of its own brand of vegetable cous cous over salmonella fears too.
The affected packets are those with all date codes up to and including June 3, 2021.
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.
Home Bargains – Choco Dippers
TJ Morris, which trades as Home Bargains, is recalling Choco Dippers because they contain peanuts that aren't mentioned on the label.
It means consumers with an allergy to peanuts may eat the treats without knowing they could cause them harm.
The recall applies to 10-packs of 14g each, and affects all batch codes and best before dates.
Symptoms of a nut allergy include stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting, itchy mouths and a swollen throat.
In more serious cases, it can cause shortness of breath and even make them go into anaphylactic shock.
Sainsbury's – Knoppers Wafers
Knoppers Wafers, made by Polish Specialities and sold at Sainsbury's, are being recalled because they contain allergens not mentioned on the label.
These are milk, peanuts and soya, meaning they're a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to those.
The affected products are overstickered and sold in packs of 25g.
They come with a batch code of either B12N, B12M or B16C and have a best before date of July 19, 2021, and August 16, 2021.
Sainsbury's and Ocado – Rice & Pea Chips
Rice and pea chips sold at supermarkets including Sainsbury's and Ocado are being recalled because they contain undeclared milk.
It means shoppers with an allergy or intolerance to milk may not know that they should avoid them, and it could cause them harm.
The recall applies to 120g packs of the Off The Eaten Path Caramelised Onion an Balsamic Vinegar Rice and Pea Chips.
Produced by PepsiCo, they come with a batch code of 21098 and a best before date of September 11, 2021.
The snacks are currently sold for £2.25 at Ocado.
Aldi, Asda, Morrisons & Ocado – Eat Real and Mamia snacks
Eat Real is recalling Eat Real puff snacks and Mamia treats because they contain undeclared milk too.
The goods are sold in a wide range of supermarkets, including Aldi, Asda, Morrisons and Ocado.
We've listed the affected products below. The recall applies to all best before dates up to the end of May 2022 for the Eat Real goods.
While all date codes are affected for the Mamia products.
- Eat Real Quinoa Puffs White Cheddar, 40g and 113g
- Eat Real Quinoa Puffs Mediterranean, 40g and 113g
- Eat Real Quinoa Puffs Jalepeno & Cheddar, 40g and 113g
- Eat Real Quinoa & Kale Puffs White Cheddar, 40g and 113g
- Eat Real Quinoa & Kale Puffs Jalepeno & Cheddar, 40g and 113g
- Mamia Organic Carrot Puffs, 20g
- Mamia Organic Tomato Wheels, 20g
If you have a milk allergy or intolerance, don't eat any of the items and instead return them for a full refund.
The Eat Real puffs typically cost £1.80 per 113g pack, while the Mamia snacks cost 20p each at Aldi.
A few weeks ago, Greggs also recalled more of its vegetable bakes sold in Iceland over fears the snack could contain pieces of glass.
Meanwhile, Ikea is recalling bowls, plates and mugs due to concerns consumers could get burned.
Extension cables sold at Argos and B&Q have also been recalled over electrocution and fire risk fears.
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