These 11 supermarket products are being urgently recalled - including Lidl, Co-op, Sainsburys and Spar

High street supermarkets are recalling these items...

Published 25th Sep 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

According to the Food Standards Agency, consumers are being advised to check their freezers, fridges and cupboards for following food items, as they are being recalled by high street supermarkets.

Lidl's Deluxe Dark Chocolate Muesli Bar with Brazils and Cranberries

The supermarket is recalling these muesli bars because the products might contain salmonella. The pack of three 45g bars have best before end of dates: August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, December 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021, April 2021.

Anyone who has bought this product should not eat it and return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Iceland  Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers and Southern Fried Chicken Popsters

Iceland is recalling both of these items as salmonella has been found in the products. The 400g packs of Chip Shop Curry Chicken are 400g have best before dates of 27 February 2021, 17 March 2021 and 8 April 2021.

The 220g packets of Southern Fried chicken have a best before date of 4 April 2021.

The advice from Food Standards is as follows, "If you have bought any of the above products do not consume them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund or contact Iceland Customer Care line on 0800 328 0800 and select option 2."

Waitrose Chicken Satay with Sweet Chilli Sauce

Waitrose & Partners is recalling Waitrose & Partners Chicken Satay with Sweet Chilli Sauce because an incorrect dip has been packed in the product, resulting in fish and peanuts not being mentioned on the label.

Because this product contains fish and peanuts, without a warning, this poses a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish and/or peanuts.

If you've bought this product and have an allergy to fish and/or peanuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to a local Waitrose store for a full refund. Alternatively, contact Waitrose Customer Care on 0800 188 881, option 4.

Sainsbury’s semi-skimmed less than 2% fat 1 litre UHT milk

Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling by its own brand semi-skimmed less than 2% fat 1 litre UHT milk because of possible microbiological contamination that could lead to spoilage, making it unsuitable to drink.
The one litre carton has best before dates of 28 December 2020 and 29 December 2020. Customers with this product can return it to store or contact Sainsbury’s careline on 0800 636262.

Spar Chicken and Prawn paella

Spar is recalling its own brand Chicken and Prawn paella because it contains fish, molluscs, milk and wheat (gluten), which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish, and/or molluscs, and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, and/or to wheat (gluten).

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The 600g packs have a best before date of October 2021 and lot number 0105. If you have the product and are intolerant to any of the unmentioned allergens, you can take it back to the store it was bought from for a full refund.

Co-op Sliced Curly Kale

The Co-op is recalling its own brand Sliced Curly Kale because packs may contain thistle (spiky weeds). The possible presence of thistle makes this product unsafe to eat.

If you have this product, don't eat it and return to the store in which it was bought. Alternatively contact Co-operative Food careline on 0800 0686 727 or email

Other recalls

Mars Food UK is recalling Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati ready to heat rice pouches because packs may contain glass.

Waitrose & Partners is recalling Chocolate Mini Cupcakes 9s because of undeclared walnuts.

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Spar is recalling Pesto Chicken Breast Sizzlers due to undeclared egg.

Co-op is recalling Chocolate Caramel Shortcake Bites because of undeclared barley.

Greggs is recalling frozen Steak Bakes (2 pack) because they may contain small pieces of plastic.

For more information, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

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