Tesco warning over biscuits that may contain metal

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall and shoppers are being warned not to eat certain biscuits from its stores. Packets of Tesco Free From Digestive biscuits may contain small pieces of metal that make them unsafe to eat.

Anybody who has these digestives in their cupboard is being advised not to eat them and to return them to their nearest Tesco store. The supermarket giant has advised that a receipt is not necessary to get a full refund.

The affected Free From Digestive Biscuits come in a 160g packet and cost £1.30. The best before date is March 2023 and no other batch dates are feared to contain the small pieces of metal.

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The Food Standards Agency issued the recall notice on April 8 and advised shoppers not to eat the recalled biscuits. They have already been removed from shelves at Tesco stores across the UK, reports the Manchester Evening News.

A statement on the FSA website reads: “This product may contain small pieces of metal which makes it unsafe to eat. If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. You won’t need a receipt to get your money back.”

Worried customers who’ve purchased the biscuits are being advised to contact Tesco on its customer services hotline. It can be reached on 0800-505-555.

People can return the biscuits in person. Tesco has stores across Derby and Derbyshire, including Alfreton, Belper, Codnor, Chesterfield, Derby city centre, Mickleover, Heanor, West Hallam, Ilkeston, Chaddesden, Barlborough, Clowne, Alvaston, Sunny Hill, Chellaston, Hilton, Long Eaton, Buxton, Whalley Bridge, Swadlincote, Woodville, Church Gresley, Glossop and Hadfield.