Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose have issued a recall for those who have been shopping in stores. A warning has been put out as a fault in a Coca-Cola product means it could cause a safety risk for those who have bought it.
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Coca-Cola Original Taste Bottle
A recall has been issued for the Coca-Cola product as it may have damaged packaging.
The recalled pack is sold in supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Waitrose.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) website said: “Coca-Cola European Partners is issuing precautionary advice for opening Coca-Cola Original Taste 1.5 litre PET bottles because the bottles may have damaged neck rings.”
The fault on the neck ring means the bottle could have a sharp rim edge.
This would make it dangerous for anyone who tries to open the drink.
The bottles affected are 1.5 litres with the best before date of 30 September 2020.
They have the batch codes 083EK3TT:TT, 084EK3TT:TT, 085EK3TT:TT, 086EK3TT:TT, 087EK3TT:TT, 088EK3TT:TT, 089EK3TT:TT and 090EK3TT:TT.
Shoppers are being urged to follow certain safety measures when opening the bottle.
The FSA website said: “Coca-Cola European Partners is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased the above product.
“As a precaution, you should examine the bottle neck ring carefully before opening.
“If you see damage to the bottle neck ring, open the bottle with care and ensure that your hand is placed on the cap and above the bottle neck when opening the bottle.”
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Product safety notices have been issued to stores selling the item that give more information to customers.
Customers who have bought the bottle are asked to read the advice before attempting to open it.
If it cannot be opened safely, customers have been asked to return the unopened item to the store where it was bought if making an essential supermarket trip.
Food recall and safety warnings are not often issued but should be taken seriously by those who have shopped in store.
If a problem is noticed with a food product, it can either be recalled or withdrawn by the retailer.
A withdrawn product is taken off shelves and no longer sold when the issue is spotted.
If a product is recalled, shoppers who have purchased it are asked to return the item to the store.
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