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Product recall: Tesco Cottage Pie baby food may contain plastic

Tesco has warned that some of its Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Foood may contain plastic, presenting a potential safety issue

Product recall: Tesco Cottage Pie baby food may contain plastic

Tesco is recalling a batch of Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Food because some meals may contain pieces of blue plastic.

The plastic pieces make the product unsafe to eat so Tesco has issued a voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

Read on to find out which cottage pie baby meals are being recalled and what you should do if you’ve bought one of the affected products.


What do I do if food I own or have eaten is recalled?


Which Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Food products are being recalled?

The product recall covers packs of Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Food with a best before date of 12 June, 2022.

  • Pack size: 190g
  • Best before: 12/06/2022

What should I do if I’m affected?

If the Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Food you’ve bought is covered by this recall, don’t feed it to your baby.

Instead, Tesco says you should return any affected product to a Tesco store, where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.

If you require further details, contact Tesco customer services:

  • UK: 0800 505 555
  • Republic of Ireland: 1800 248 123

Our guide explains more about your rights under the Consumer Rights Act when there’s a product recall.


What does Tesco say?

Tesco says: ‘We have been made aware that certain date codes of Tesco Cottage Pie Baby Food 190g may contain small pieces of blue plastic. Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused.’

On occasions when there is a problem with a food product that means it shouldn’t be sold, the FSA explains that it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product), as is the case here.

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