UK: Supermarkets recall biscuits and flapjacks

Sainsbury’s and Asda pulled ranges of own-brand biscuits and flapjacks today over fears of possible glass contamination.

Sainsbury’s recalled packets of Chocolate and Toffee Crisp Bites sold in in-store bakeries with a best-before date of June 22 2008.

Asda recalled own-brand Flapjack Mini Bites with a best-before date of May 26 2008.

A Sainsbury’s spokeswoman said the recall was a precautionary measure after some glass shattered near a machine used to make the products.

She said: “We are recalling this product to be cautious. We’ve had no reports of anyone finding any problems and there is no evidence of product contamination at this point.”

Asda said: “We have been informed by our supplier that there has been an incident in their factory, resulting in some glass breakage.

“No glass has been found in the flapjack. However, as a precautionary measure we have decided to withdraw the product from sale.”

Anyone who has bought either of the products can return them for a full refund.

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