Food recall: Sainsbury’s issues urgent warning over UHT milk – do not drink

Supermarket shoppers were stockpiling certain products at the start of lockdown, from toilet rolls to cleaning products. But one item that fast became a bestseller was long-life milk as customers planned for the worst when the coronavirus pandemic was first announced. However, one supermarket has issued an urgent recall on the UHT milk amid safety fears.

If you have one of the milk products, do not drink it. Sainsbury’s has requested that shoppers take the item to their local store on their next visit. 

All customers will then be issued a full refund for the potentially contaminated products. 

In a statement, Sainsbury’s said: “As a precautionary measure we are asking customers not to consume this product and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store when they next visit, where they will receive a full refund. 

“For any concerns or questions regarding this, please check our website or contact our Careline on 0800 636262.”

The FSA explained on its website: “If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product). 

“The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. 

“In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. 

“This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.”