Thousands of jars of Heinz baby food have been recalled by Tesco over concerns that they could be contaminated with metal fragments. One jar of the baby food was found to have been somehow tampered with in the UK, prompting a recall across the country.
Metal Fragments Found in Heinz Baby Food
One jar of the 200g “By Nature” Heinz baby food was found to have a number of sharp metal fragments inside. This prompted Tesco to recall nearly all the 200g jars of the food.
In a joint statement, Heinz and Tesco issued the following apology and warning to customers: “Safety is our No 1 priority. Products in the range were removed from sale immediately and we are taking this voluntary recall action as a precaution. We regret that this incident has happened and are sorry for the concern and the inconvenience that this recall may cause.”
Recall in Effect in UK
Eight named “By Nature” Heinz baby food products have been recalled. The recalled products are sweet & sour chicken, mango chicken curry, cottage pie, cheesy & tomato pasta stars, Sunday chicken dinner, spaghetti bolognese, winter veggies & lamb and pasta bake with tuna. These items are only under recall from Tesco stores and can be safely purchased from other retailers.
Likewise, other baby food products and brands are safe to purchase from Tesco. Only the Heinz By Nature 200g baby food jars are affected by this recall. If you have recently purchased a recalled item, do not give the foodstuffs to any infants. Instead, either return it to the store where you bought it for a refund or simply discard it altogether.
Customers in the US need not worry about this recall; it is only in effect in the UK. Customers with any questions or concerns can contact the care line of Heinz foods at the phone number 0800 731 1477. Alternatively, Heinz care line can be reached online through their website at http://www.heinz.co.uk/contact-us. Feel free to address any questions about this recall to them directly.