Metal contamination fear prompts Sainsbury's own-label bread recall in UK

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Medium and thick-sliced wholemeal loaves have been recalled by retailer. Photo: iStock -  yalayama
Medium and thick-sliced wholemeal loaves have been recalled by retailer. Photo: iStock - yalayama

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UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has recalled some of its own-label bread over fear the loaves are contaminated with metal.

The By Sainsbury’s-branded thick and medium-sliced wholemeal loaves have been pulled from nationwide shelves as they may contain small pieces of metal, the UK’s Food Standards Agency has announced.

The affected products are:

  • By Sainsbury's Wholemeal Bread Medium Sliced (800g), best-before  date: 19 January 2016
  • By Sainsbury's Wholemeal Bread Thick Sliced (880g), best-before  date: 19 January 2016

Alert notices have been put up in stores, and shoppers who have purchased the product are being urged to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store for a full refund.

Sainsbury’s said no other date codes or products were affected by the issue, and apologized for any inconvenience caused.

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