Tesco, B&M and Sainsbury’s urgently recall ‘unsafe’ food

‘Unsafe’ curry, butter, shellfish and noodle products are being recalled by major supermarkets. The Food Standards Agency have issued new recall notices.

The notices affect Tesco, Sainsbury’s and B&M. Lancs Live reports people who have bought the items should return them straight away.

Point of sale recalls can be issued if a product is thought to be unsafe to eat. A shellfish item has been recalled by manufacturers as some batches of the product could contain glass fragments while a curry meal is being recalled because it contains a vitamin and mineral ingredient not listed on the label.

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Meanwhile, Tesco shoppers are being urged to check their fridges for a certain dairy product that could contain E.coli. The bacteria can be relatively harmless as it lives in the intestines of healthy people, but certain strains are known to cause some harmful effects and can include severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhoea and vomiting.

Shoppers who have purchased the affected products below are being urged not to eat it, and to return it to their local store immediately for a full refund. Here are the latest items that are being recalled by UK stores.


Scratch Meals Ltd is recalling Scratch Chicken & Veggie Tikka Masala with spiced brown rice because it contains a vitamin and mineral ingredient not listed on the label, which may cause consumers to have an adverse reaction.

A statement from Sainsbury’s said: “We are asking customers who have purchased this product to not consume it and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store where they will receive a full refund. For any concerns or queries please contact Scratch Meals Ltd on [email protected].

“No other Scratch Meals Ltd products are known to be affected. This recall has been initiated with the best interests of our consumers at heart. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

The product details are: Chicken & Veggie Tikka Masala with Spiced Brown Rice. Pack size: 380g. Used by: 27 March 2022, 28 March 2022, 29 March 2022, 30 March 2022, 31 March 2022, 01 April 2022 and 02 April 2022


Tesco is recalling Trewithen Dairy Unsalted Butter as a precaution because some batches were found to contain high levels of E. coli. This can cause symptoms such as severe stomach, diarrhoea and vomiting.

A Tesco statement said: “If you’ve bought an affected product, please don’t eat it. Instead, return it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.” Shoppers can also get more information by contacting Trewithen Dairy Customer Services on 01208 228 700 or Tesco Customer Services on 0800 505 555.

No other batches or other Trewithen Dairy products are known to be affected. The product details are: Trewithen Dairy Unsalted Butter 250g. Used by: May 23, 2022. Batch code: G2 073


Parsons Pickles is recalling Parson’s Pickles Pickled Mussels because some jars have been found to contain glass fragments. The affected batch is only sold in B&M Stores UK wide.

The product details are: Parson’s Pickles Pickled Mussels. Pack size: 155g. Batch code: Batch 38V supplied to B&M Stores Only. Lot number: 327. Best before: End of Nov 2024.

All B&M branches across the UK may have stocked the affected batches. Shoppers are urged to check their cupboards for the above batch codes and lot numbers. These details can be found printed at the bottom of the glass jar. Point-of-sale notices have been displayed in stores which shares more details of the recall.

The statement advised: “If you have bought Parsons Pickled Mussels as detailed above, do not eat. Instead: Check if you have bought the affected batch code and Best before date of Parsons Pickled Mussels.

“You can do this by taking a picture of this notice or writing down the batch code and best before date for reference at home. Return the product(s) to the store for a full refund (with or without a receipt).”

Shoppers can also get more information by contacting Parsons Pickles. They can do this by contacting 01554 833351 or emailing [email protected].


Liroy B.V. is recalling Sau Tao ST Spinach Noodles because it contains egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.

The product details are: Sau Tao ST Spinach Noodles. Pack size: 454g. Best before: All dates. Allergens: Egg