Last updated on 27 June 2013
Tesco recalls own-brand yeast extract
Tesco has voluntarily recalled several lot numbers of its own-brand yeast extract on a precautionary basis, because of possible high levels of histamine. If you have bought this product, please do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
The product being recalled is:
Tesco Yeast Extract, 225g
- 'Best before' end September 2014; codes 3070, 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074
- 'Best before' end November 2014; code 3142
- 'Best before' end December 2014; code 3162
The date code can be found on the lid of the product.
Tesco is recalling the above product. A product recall notice will be displayed in stores to tell people about the recall. If you have bought this product, with the dates and codes listed above, please do not eat it. Instead, return it to the nearest Tesco store for a full refund. You can also get more information by calling the Tesco customer services care line: 0800 505 555.
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