Tesco recalls strawberry pencil sweets due to possible metal contamination
Monday 24 November 2008
Tesco has recalled a batch of its own-brand Strawberry Pencils (75g) confectionary product, because of a small piece of metal being found in one packet of the product. The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information.
The product being recalled is:
- Tesco Strawberry Flavour Pencils, 75g
- Best before end: March 2010
- Batch codes: All
No other Tesco products are known to be affected.
Tesco has recalled the affected product from sale. Product recall notices will be displayed in all stores explaining why the product has been recalled and what customers should do if they have bought the product.
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