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John West recalls Sardines in Tomato Sauce because of suspected bacterial contamination

John West has taken the precautionary step of recalling Sardines in Tomato Sauce due to suspected bacterial contamination that has resulted in a small number of swollen cans. This may make the product unsafe to eat.

Product details

John West Sardines in Tomato Sauce

Pack size 120g
Batch code KX319H
Best before June 2022
Batch code KX326H
Best before June 2022

Risk statement

The presence of suspected bacterial contamination in the product may make the product unsafe to eat.

Action taken by the company

John West is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-13-2020