Sainsbury’s is taking the precautionary action of recalling Taste the Difference Medjool dates because they might be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
It reads: “It has been brought to our attention that packs of Taste the Difference Medjool Dates 200g & 500g with a supplier/ site code of K0014 EW may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
“We are asking customers who have purchased these products with this specific supplier code not to eat them and to return them to their nearest Sainsbury’s store for a full refund when they next visit for groceries& other essentials.
“Please note that packs without this code present are not affected.
“For any concerns or queries or if you are vulnerable, shielding or otherwise unable to return the product to store then please check our website Sainsburys.co.uk/help or contact our Care line on 0800 636262.
“No other products have been affected by this issue. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.”
Hepatitis A is very contagious and liver infection caused by HAV which can be found in the stool and blood of people infected.
Symptoms caused by Hepatitis A usually include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, dark-coloured urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin).
Taste the Difference Medjool dates
Pack size: 200g and 500g
Best before: All dates