Birds Eye issues urgent recall of chicken burgers amid fears they could contain pieces of red plastic
- The firm’s packs of four chicken burgers with golden wholegrain recalled
- Items could contain plastic and are unsafe to eat, says Food Standards Agency
- Concerned shoppers should return them to stores immediately for a full refund
Birds Eye has urgently recalled one of its chicken products sold in stores across the country amid fears it could contain pieces of red plastic.
The alert was issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the firm’s packs of four chicken burgers with golden wholegrain.
Shoppers have been urged to not eat them and instead return products to stores immediately for a full refund.
Some batches of Birds Eye’s packs of four chicken burgers are feared to contain pieces of red plastic
The FSA said: ‘Birds Eye is recalling 200g packs of four chicken burgers with golden wholegrain because they may contain pieces of red plastic.
‘The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.
‘If you have bought any of the above product, please do not consume them. Instead, return the packaging to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.
‘Alternatively, take a photo of the packaging which shows the batch code and send this with your name, address and contact details to us via www.birdseye.co.uk/contact-us.’
What items are at risk of containing pieces of red plastic?
- Birds Eye 4 Chicken Burger with Golden Wholegrain
- Pack size 200g
- Batch code L1022 V U124, L1022 W U124, and L1022 X U124
- Best before April 2022
Tesco advertises the packs at £1.65 on its website.
Birds Eye issued a similar alert in October 2019, recalling 13,000 packs of chicken nuggets over fears they contained pieces of clear plastic.
The October 2019 alert involved frozen Birds Eye 790g packs of chicken nuggets with golden wholegrain that contained 50 pieces each, and cost between £3 and £4.
On that occasion, the company said in a statement: ‘The safety of everyone who enjoys and loves our products is of the utmost importance to us and as soon as we became aware of a potential situation with our chicken nuggets, we immediately investigated and took precautionary action.
‘This particular batch may contain small pieces of clear plastic due to an isolated manufacturing fault and we simply do not want to risk people consuming it.
‘If you have the product in your freezer, please keep the part of the
packaging that displays the batch code and then dispose of the product and contact us to arrange a refund of the purchase price.
‘Alternatively, people can visit the stores they purchased the product from for a full refund.’
Birds Eye has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
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