Tesco and Superdrug urgently recall foods that may contain pieces of metal
TWO major retailers have recalled a few products over concerns they may contain pieces of metal.
The product recalls apply to Tesco Whey Protein in Strawberry and Chocolate flavours.
Drugstore chain Superdrug has also recalled its tropical smoothie meal replacement shake Slenderplan.
These products have been recalled because they may contain small pieces of metal, making them unfit for consumption.
Customers should not eat them and return them to the store where they will be fully refunded.
You do not need to provide a receipt to get your money back.
We have posted a full list of recalled products below, including the specific package size.
- Product – Slenderplan Tropical Smoothie Meal Replacement Shake
- Packaging – sachets of 208 g (8 x 26 g)
- Batch code – 1050400 20 and 1050400 23
- Best before – May 31, 2023
Strawberry Flavored Active Whey Protein
- Pack size – 500g
- Batch code – 1049765 13, 1050673 09, 1050673 10 and 1050673 11
- Best before – May 31, 2024 and August 31, 2024
Chocolate Fudge Flavor Active Whey Protein
- Pack size – 500g
- Batch code – 1049767 10 and 1049767 11
- Best before – May 31, 2024
Tesco also issued a recall on some of its products last month.
The grocer had to recall 80g packets of Happi Free From Oat M!lk bars, which contain milk not mentioned on the labels.
The Sun has contacted Superdrug and Tesco for comment.
What are my rights to a refund?
If you return a recalled product, your rights to obtain a refund depend on whether the defect renders the product unsafe or not.
Sometimes the company will repair the product, for example by installing a new part. But it should be for you.
If a defect makes a product unsafe to use – and it’s difficult to correct the defect – consumer warranty law states that you may have the right to reject the product and request a replacement or refund.
You can find out more about your rights regarding a recalled product in our guide
In April, the grocer asked customers to return packets of cookies that may have contained pieces of metal.
Other supermarkets and retailers have also had to warn customers about unsafe products in recent months.