RECALL: Supermarkets Pull Meat-Free Mince From Shelves Amid Safety Concerns

RECALL: Supermarkets Pull Meat-Free Mince From Shelves Amid Safety Concerns


(updated 28th September 2020)

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Several batches of a meat-free mince have been recalled due to safety precautions in the UK.

Retailers LIDL, Waitrose and Ocado have pulled the products from MTA Foods (UK) from their shelves after pieces of blue plastic were found inside.

The recalled products include several batches of What’s Cooking? Frozen Meat Free Mince and Meet The Alternative Beef Style Mince.


The FSA [Food Standards Agency] confirmed that the product may contain pieces of blue plastic.

They are advising customers who have bought the product to return it for a full refund.

Affected products are 454g packets of What’s Cooking? Frozen Meat Free Mince of all dates and 500g bags of Meet The Alternative Beef Style Mince with best before dates of January 2018, February 2018, April 2018.


A spokesman for Lidl said: “Lidl UK is recalling What’s Cooking? Frozen Meat Free Mince, 454g, all best before dates, due to our supplier finding small pieces of blue plastic in the product.

“If you have bought the above product we advise you not to eat it. Instead, return it to a Lidl UK store for a full refund.”


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