Tesco and Aldi issue emergency refunds with ‘no receipt required’

Tesco recalled a popular sandwich pickle as the product “may contain pieces of glass”, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) pointed out.

Tesco stated: “We have been made aware that a specific date/bath code of Tesco Sandwich Pickle 295g jar may contain pieces of glass. Therefore, this product could pose a safety risk if consumed.

“Please do not consume this product and instead return any affected product 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 on (UK) 0800 505 555; (ROI) 1800 248 123.”

Aldi is also offering customers the ability to return an “unsafe” product for a full refund without the need for a receipt.

Aldi is recalling Ashfields Grill Chinese Pork Loin Steaks and BBQ Pork Loin Steaks because of a labelling error. The label shows incorrect use-by dates making the products “unsafe to eat”, the FSA stated.

Aldi said the move was a “precautionary measure” but, nonetheless, customers are asked to “return this product to their nearest store where a full refund will be given”.

Return to store for full refund:

Tesco Sandwich Pickle

Pack size: 295g
Batch code: 3254
Best before: September 11, 2025

Ashfields Grill Chinese Pork Loin Steaks

Pack size: 500g
Use by: June 22, 2024

Ashfields Grill BBQ Pork Loin Steaks

Pack size: 500g
Use by: June 22, 2024

Aldi said: “We apologise that this product did not meet our normal high standards and say thank you for your co-operatoin. Customer services can be contact on 0800 042 0800.”

The FSA pointed out “serious food safety risks” after products manufactured and supplied by Bread Spread Ltd have been found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Popular baguettes, French sticks, sandwiches, rolls and wraps “are also subject to a number of hygiene and traceability contraventions which makes them unsafe to eat”.

Such products, typically supplied to catering establishments and corner shops across the UK, “should be removed from sale and not consumed because of serious food safety risks”.

The FSA added: “Environmental Health and Trading Standards Services have been alerted.”

Products affected:

Tuna sweetcorn French stick
Ham cheese French stick
Egg sausage sandwich
Chicken tikka sandwich
Chicken salad sandwich
Chicken sweetcorn sandwich
Ham cheese sandwich
Cheese ploughman sandwich
Chicken mayo soft roll
Tuna sweetcorn soft roll
Egg mayo soft roll
Ham cheese torpedo
Chicken tikka French stick
Tuna sweetcorn torpedo
Chicken bacon twist
Egg mayo torpedo
Cheese onion soft roll
Chicken tikka soft roll
Chicken sweetcorn French stick
Chicken salad sandwich
Chicken sweetcorn baguette
Tuna sweetcorn torpedo
Egg mayo sausage baguette
Chicken mayo torpedo
Tuna sweetcorn twist

An infection with listeria monocytogenes can lead to a high temperature, muscle aches and pain, sickness and diarrhoea.

The FSA advised: “If you have purchased any products listed above, or any other products that are chilled or ready-to-eat from Bread Spread Ltd , do not eat them. Instead, dispose of the products safely, at home.”

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