UK/London: Waitrose recalls certain batch/lots of its Hearty Minestrone Soup due to suspected plastic fragment contamination, a serious health hazard. FSA: http://ht.ly/PHj5308mG4l
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Prepared Soups are subject to recall:
- Waitrose branded Hearty Minestrone Soup, sold in 600 gram plastic pots with a use-by date of 29 January 2017
==> No barcodes, UPCs, EANs, or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.
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According to the FSA, Waitrose has recalled the above identified batch/lots of its Hearty Minestrone Soup because they may contain pieces of blue plastic.
If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.
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More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 8181-2017
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Filed under: Food & Drink, Ingestion hazard, Laceration hazard, Metal, glass, plastic, bone and rubber fragments, UK FSA | Tagged: internal laceration hazard, Recalls Direct RIN: 8181-2017, suspected plastic fragment contamination, UK Food Standards Agency, UK FSA, Waitrose Hearty Minestrone Soup |