Sainsbury's recalls sliced beetroot after shards of glass found

Sainsbury’s has warned customers to not eat its own-brand beetroot product over fears it contains shards of glass.

The supermarket is urging those who bought the 340g jar of sliced beetroot, with the code 7860491, to instead return the product to their nearest store.

The affected jars have a best before date of August 2019 and a batch code of L318N 1737, Sainsbury’s said.

The move was described as a “precautionary measure” after pieces of glass were identified in one batch.

Sainsbury’s has apologised for the inconvenience, with a customer notice stating: “We have identified the possible presence of small pieces of glass in one batch of the above product.

“As a precautionary measure, we are asking all customers who have bought this product with the above batch code, not to consume it and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store where they will receive a full refund.

“No other products or batch codes are affected by this issue, and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

A notice on the Food Standards Agency website said: “The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk.”

The supermarket giant previously recalled batches of their Taste the Difference Aberdeen Angus British Beef Quarter Pounders after Public Health England said there was a link between the product and a number of cases of E.coli in 2017.

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