Tesco and Waitrose recall sweet treat over salmonella fears – ‘don’t eat it’

Food recalls aren't that 'common' says expert in 2020

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Strauss Group has decided to recall all of their confectionary products from Elite, as they may potentially contain salmonella. Tesco and Waitrose both stock products from this brand.


Elite strawberry filled chocolate

Pack size: 100g

Best before: All date codes

Elite strawberry filled chocolate

Pack size: 45g

Best before: All date codes

Tesco stated: “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.”

The supermarket continued: “Use our store locator to find your nearest Tesco.”

For customers who want further information, Tesco provided contact details: “For more information, you can contact Strauss Israel at [email protected] or Tesco Customer Services on 0800 505 555.”


Elite Bittersweet Chocolate Bar

Pack SIZE: 85g

Best before: All date codes

Waitrose notified its customers: “Elite is recalling the above product due the possible presence of salmonella in this product, which if consumed could cause illness.”

They urged shoppers to not eat the product if purchased, stating: “Do not use. Package up item. Return the product to your local Waitrose & Partners branch for a refund.”

For further information, customers can contact Waitrose Customer Care at 0800 188 881, Option 4.

“We apologise that it has been necessary to recall this product and for the inconvenience caused.”

 Elite Bittersweet Chocolate Bar, 85g is also stocked on Ocado.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a risk statement: “Symptoms caused by Salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.”

It offered advice to consumers: “If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

“Any customers with queries or concerns can contact [email protected].”

Food recalls occur when a product is deemed unsafe or potentially unsafe for consumers, due to factors such as mislabelling or a hazard.

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