Waitrose recalls Waitrose New York Cheesecake because it may contain strands of plastic

Last updated:
5 March 2018
product recall
Waitrose is recalling Waitrose New York Cheesecake because it may contain very thin strands of plastic, which makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details

Product: Waitrose New York Cheesecake
Pack size: 540g
‘Use by’ date: All dates up to and including 6 March 2018

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.


Product may contain very thin strands of plastic which makes it unsafe to eat. 

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.

Action taken by the company

Waitrose is recalling the above product and has informed its customers. Point of sale notices have been displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

About product recalls

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-11-2018