ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have recalled ALL boxes of Wall’s Twister Peek-A-Blue ice lollies as they could be a “possible health risk” to some shoppers.
The Food Standards Agency, which makes sure food is up to scratch in Britain, has issued a warning for the ice-cream treats.
They are sold at major supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, and Iceland.
All batches of the ice lollies are being recalled because they may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label.
The Twister Peek-A-Blue lollies come in boxes of five, and are also sold individually.
If you’ve bought a packet and you’re allergic to milk, you shouldn’t eat the lollies.
Instead, Walls said to contact its careline team on 0800 146252 or email [email protected] for more information.
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.
Walls hasn’t confirmed if you’ll be able to get a refund for the product if you bought it.
But normally, shoppers can get a full refund for recalled products – so make sure to keep your receipt.
Walls said in the recall notice: “The safety of the people that buy and use our products is always our number one priority, which is why we are taking the voluntary precaution of recalling all batches as it could pose a safety risk to those people with an allergy or intolerance to milk.”
It’s not the only product to have been recalled recently by major supermarkets.
Last month, supermarkets including Aldi and Tesco recalled a range of items from cereal to baby milk.
Aldi recalled 375g boxes of Harvest Morn Crisp Rice cereal over concerns some may have contained plastic.
Tesco also issued a recall on its own brand of tzatziki because some may have contained egg – which wasn’t mentioned on the label.
Meanwhile, a number of supermarkets have recalled certain chicken products AGAIN over salmonella fears.
Numerous recall notices have been issued for SFC Take Home Boneless Buckets and SFC Chicken Poppets, sold at shops including Tesco and Morrisons.
Asda also had to recall its own-brand chicken chargrills last month due to salmonella fears.
In March, crisps by Smith's Snaps were recalled due to fears shoppers could choke on them.
Other recent product recalls to look out for include Birds Eye chicken burgers, which have been recalled due to plastic fears.
While Asda is recalling pasta ready meals for kids over concerns they contain pieces of blue rubber.
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