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Sainsbury’s recall jars of beetroot due to glass shard fears

Jars with the 'best before' date of August 2019 and a batch code L318N 1737 recalled due to glass shard fears

Sainbury’s is recalling jars of sliced beetroot over fears there could be small shards of glass inside.

Anyone who’s bought the 340g jar of the supermarket giant’s own-brand beetroot, item code 7860491, are being warned not to eat it.

If you have one of those jars, with the ‘best before’ date of August 2019 and a batch code L318N 1737, you should instead return it to your nearest shop.

Sainsbury’s said the move is ‘precautionary measure’ after pieces of glass were identified in one batch.

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A notice on the Food Standards Agency website said: ‘The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk’.

In a customer notice, Sainsbury’s apologised for the inconvenience and said: ‘We have identified the possible presence of small pieces of glass in one batch of the above product.

‘As a precautionary measure, we are asking all customers who have bought this product with the above batch code, not to consume it and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store where they will receive a full refund.

‘No other products or batch codes are affected by this issue, and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.’

Your food recall rights

When a product is speculatively withdrawn due to fears of contamination, you should expect the retailer that sold it to you to offer you a full refund – even if it’s been in your store-cupboard or freezer for several months.

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