Marks and Spencer's Stuffed Medjool Date Selection packs are being recalled as they might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
This follows an April 2021 recall of Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Medjool Dates because of the same concerns.
Read on for a full list of recalled products, and what to do if you've bought them.
This recall covers:
No other M&S products are affected.
Sainsbury's also recalled a batch of its Taste the Difference Medjool dates in April 2021, due to fears of a Hepatitis A contamination:
If you have bought any of these products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store you bought them from for a full refund. This still applies to Sainsbury's dates that have the specific supply code stated above.
For more information, you can contact M&S on its customer care line: 03330 148555.
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that's spread in the poo of an infected person.
It's uncommon in the UK, being more widespread in parts of the world where standards of sanitation and food hygiene are generally poor.
Signs of a hepatitis A infection usually include:
It can be unpleasant but isn't usually serious, with most people making a full recovery within a couple of months.
However, it can on occasion last for many months and, in very rare cases, be life threatening if it causes the liver to stop working.
The retailer that sold it should offer you a full refund, even if it's been in your store-cupboard or freezer for several months.
If you've already consumed or thrown away the product, you can still get a refund if you're able to show proof of purchase such as a till receipt, bank statement, or online order confirmation.