Tesco urgently recalls vegetables over fears frozen peas are ‘contaminated’ and ‘unsafe to eat’ | The Sun

VEGETABLES sold at Tesco have been recalled over contamination fears that could make them "unsafe to eat".

Specific batches of Growers Harvest Garden Peas have been pulled from shelves as they could contain traces of an "unknown type of berry", according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

"This may make the product unsafe to eat," it wrote in an alert.

The FSA advised anybody who has bought certain bags of the frozen greens not to eat them, as they could pose a risk to their health.

Instead, customers should return them to Tesco stores for a full refund.

"No receipt is required," it added.

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Products with four 'best before' dates have been affected by the recall:

  • January 2025 – batch codes 23196, 23197, 23198, 23199, 23200
  • February 2025 – batch codes 23237, 23238, 23239, 23240
  • March 2025 – batch codes 23256, 23257, 23258, 23259, 23260, 26261
  • April 2025 – batch codes 23275, 23276, 23277

The FSA advised customers contact Tesco Customer Services on 0800 505 555 for further details if required.

The supermarket apologised for any inconvenience caused in a notice posted to customers.

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Signs of food poisoning

The FSA didn't specify what symptoms you might experience from eating the peas.

But if you have food poisoning, you may experience some of these following signs, according to the NHS:

  1. Feeling sick
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Being sick
  4. Stomach cramps
  5. A high temperature of 38C or above
  6. Feeling generally unwell – such as feeling tired or having aches and chills

The symptoms can come on a few hours or days after eating food contaminated by germs.

You can usually treat yourself or your child at home, and you should feel better within a week.

But the NHS advises you to stay home from work and not to send your child to school until you or they have not been sick or had diarrhoea for at least two days.

Generally, food poisoning occurs if the food you eat is:

  • Not cooked or reheated thoroughly
  • Not stored correctly – for example, if it's not been frozen or chilled after opening
  • Left out for too long
  • Handled by someone who's ill or has not washed their hands
  • Handled by someone who's ill or has not washed their hands
  • Past its 'use by' or 'best before' date

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