Supermarket giants Sainsbury's and Tesco announced on Tuesday night (12 July) that they are recalling canned pasta products as some may contain pieces of rubber. The four products, all manufactured in Belgium, can be returned to any store of a full refund.
Tesco said in a customer notice that: "We have been made aware that a small number of Tesco Ravioli cans may potentially contain pieces of rubber. We are recalling affected batch codes as a precautionary measure."
Sainsbury's similarly said that: "It has been brought to our attention that a small number of the above products may contain pieces of rubber, " adding: "no other products or date codes are affected by this issue, and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused."
The recall affects four products: Sainsbury's Beef Ravioli in Tomato Sauce, 400g, best before January 2019; Sainsbury's Macaroni Cheese, 410g, best before January 2019; Tesco Beef Ravioli, 400g, best before December 2018; Tesco Everyday Value Beef Ravioli, 400g, best before April 2019.
Customers have been warned not to consume the products and to instead bring them straight to a store for a full refund. The Food Standards Agency said: "If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat it. Instead, contact the store from where it was bought for a full refund." The agency added: "No other Sainsbury's and Tesco products or batches are known to be affected."
The canned pasta goods were manufactured in Belgium by Noliko N.V.