Tesco recalls Christmas dinner essential due to ‘possible presence of moths’

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    Shoppers who’ve bought Tesco Finest apple and cranberry stuffing mix are being warned their purchase might have moths in it, and they’ve been urged not to use it.

    Instead, people who’ve bought one of the 130g boxes should take it back to the store for a refund.

    The affected batch of stuffing mix has a best-before date of next September.

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    The supermarket chain said: “We are recalling a single batch of Tesco Finest Apple & Cranberry Stuffing Mix due to the possible presence of moths, which makes the product unfit for human consumption.”

    It added: “Please do not consume this product and return it to store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.

    “Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused. If you require further details, please contact customer services directly.”

    The Food Standards Agency has issued a recall notice, which stated that one particular batch of the £2 stuffing was contaminated by a “foreign body”.

    The FSA confirmed it was due to the “presence of insects (moths)”, and it emphasised that the stuffing mix was “unsafe to eat”.

    The mix has toasted ciabatta-style breadcrumbs, and the advertising blurb says it’s “made with extra virgin olive oil, croutons, dried sweetened cranberries and dried apples”.

    Earlier this month, “do not eat” food warnings were issued by Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl after recalls of some meat, chocolate, cereal and veg were announced.

    The items – which comprised Morrisons, Tesco and Lidl own-brand products as well as some Mars Wrigley ones – were pulled off the shelves after the FSA issued alerts over products including prawns, duck, chocolate, cereal and peas.

    The warning said that some of the items might contain “sulphites, nuts, milk and gluten-free oats” which aren't mentioned on the labels.

    Some might be contaminated with salmonella or an unknown type of berry, while one product was recalled after plastic was found in it and another after the discovery of “small pieces of rubber”.

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