UPDATE: Waitrose recalls an additional date code of Christmas Prawn products due to incorrect date labelling

21 November 2018

Waitrose is recalling an additional date code of Christmas 10 Spicy Prawn Selection with a use-by date of 30 November 2018 due to incorrect use-by dates. The product should have been labelled with a use-by date of 20 November 2018.
Waitrose is also recalling Christmas 12 Breaded King Prawns with a use-by date of 28 November 2018, and Christmas 10 Spicy Prawn Selection with a use-by date of 04 December 2018 due to incorrect use-by dates. The products should have been labelled with a use-by date of 25 November 2018.

Product details

Waitrose 12 Breaded King Prawns

Pack size 160g
Use by 28 November 2018

Waitrose Christmas 10 Spicy Prawn Selection

Pack size 245g
Use by 30 November 2018

Waitrose Christmas 10 Spicy Prawn Selection

Pack size 245g
Use by 04 December 2018

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The affected products have been labelled with incorrect use-by dates, and therefore could inadvertently be eaten past the date by which they can be safely consumed.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all 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 any of the products. Copies of the point of sale notices are attached.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above products, do not eat them. Instead, return the product to any Waitrose store 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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-60-2018-update-1