Birds Eye chicken burgers recalled over fears they may contain plastic

PACKS of Birds Eye chicken burgers have been recalled over fears they may contain pieces of red plastic.

The 200g pack of four chicken burgers with gold wholegrain are sold at Asda and Sainsbury’s, and both supermarkets have alerted customers of the recall on their websites.

Only burger packs with a best before date of April 2022 with the following batch codes are affected by the recall:

  • L1022 V U124
  • L1022 W U124
  • L1022 X U124

We’ve also seen the burgers stocked at shops including Morrisons, Tesco and Ocado.

But it is not known whether the affected batches of the burgers were stocked at these supermarkets, so we have asked for more information and will update you as soon we know more.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA), which issued the recall notice, warned shoppers not to eat these burgers if they had already bought them.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.

As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.

But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.

When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.

If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.

They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.

In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.

You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.

Shoppers should take their packs back to the store where they bought them from to get a full refund.

You can also take a photo of the packaging and send it along with your name, address and contact details to the “Leave us a message” section of Birds Eye’s website.

Make sure that your photo shows the batch code on the packet.

Notices will be displayed in all shops that are selling this product to alert customers about the recall.

A Birds Eye spokesperson said: “The safety of everyone who enjoys and loves our products are the utmost importance to us. 

“As soon we became aware of this issue with our Chicken Burgers, we immediately investigated and took precautionary action.”

Birds Eye’s chicken burgers are not the only chicken products which have been recalled recently.

Four recall notices have been issued for numerous batches of SFC chicken products over the last few months due to salmonella fears.

The latest recall applies to a number of batches of SFC-branded products such as dippers, nuggets, strips, burgers, poppets, boneless buckets and mega boxes.

The FSA also added 500g packs of Little Hill Farm's chicken breast fillet to the list of recalls.

The chicken products are usually sold in supermarkets like Tesco, B&M, Morrisons and Sainsbury's.

Other product recalls to look out for include Danone yogurts sold at Tesco, Morrisons and Asda, which may contain pieces of metal.

Asda is also recalling pasta ready meals for kids over fears they contain pieces of blue rubber.

While Lidl is recalling beef and pork mince over fears it contains pieces of plastic.

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