MTA Foods (UK) Ltd recalls frozen meat free mince because the products may contain blue plastic pieces

Last updated:
28 June 2017
product recall
MTA Foods (UK) Ltd is recalling several batches of its frozen meat free mince products because they may contain pieces of blue plastic. The affected products were sold at Lidl, Waitrose and Ocado.

Product details

Product: What’s Cooking? Frozen Meat Free Mince
Pack size: 454g
'Best before' dates: All dates

Product: Meet The Alternative Beef Style Mince
Pack size: 500g
​'Best before' dates: January 2018, February 2018, April 2018

No other MTA Foods (UK) Ltd products are known to be affected


Products may contain pieces of blue plastic which could represent a safety risk.

Our advice to consumers

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

Action taken by the company:

MTA Foods (UK) Ltd 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 product. Please see the attached notices.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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

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Ref: FSA-PRIN-22-2017