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John West recalls two John West Sardine products because of a possible microbiological contamination risk

Last updated: 21 July 2022

John West is taking the precautionary action of recalling John West Boneless Sardines in Sunflower Oil and John West Sardines in Olive Oil because of a possible microbiological contamination risk.

Product details

John West boneless Sardines in sunflower oil
Pack size 95g
Batch code 109, 110, 111, 112, 113
Best before December 2026
John West Sardines in olive oil
Pack size 120g
Batch code 109, 110, 111, 112, 113
Best before December 2026

Risk statement

These products may contain microbiological contamination and could be unsafe to eat.

Action taken by the company

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

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought either of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact consumercontact@john-west.com.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-45-2022