Yeo Valley-manufactured yoghurts sold at Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury's and The Co-Operative in rubber scare recall

 
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Five supermarkets have been advised to recall thousands of own-brand yoghurts manufactured by Yeo Valley as they may contain small pieces of rubber.

Asda, the Co-Operative, Sainsbury, Tesco and Waitrose have all been affected by the recall of the yoghurts. The rubber was found in a fruit conserve made by a supplier, Yeo Valley said today.

"The supplier has identified the cause and has identified all fruit conserves, an ingredient used in fruit yoghurts, that may be affected," Yeo Valley added.

Whilst the risk is considered to be low, as a precaution, we will be disposing of any potentially affected yoghurts that have not yet been dispatched, as well as recalling the relevant batches of products from those affected retailers. Food safety and quality are paramount to Yeo Valley. We are working with the Food Standards Agency and the supplier in question to ensure it does not happen again. We would like to apologise unreservedly to all customers.

The Food Standards Agency has said the yoghurts "are a possible risk to health" and has told customers that have bought the products not to eat them.

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Supermarkets have offered customers a full refund for the affected yoghurts and that they will not need to bring a receipt.

In an additional statement on its Facebook page, the West Country-based Yeo Valley said none of its own-branded products had been affected.

The products with the following sell-by dates have been affected:

Asda

  • Asda Extra Special Scottish Raspberry West Country Yoghurt 150g; 4 August 2016, 15 August 2016
  • Asda Fat Free Red Cherry Yoghurt 450g; 13 August 2016, 14 August 2016, 17 August 2016
  • Asda Fat Free Red Cherry Yoghurt (4 x 125g); 13 August 2016
  • Asda Low Fat Coconut Yoghurt 450g; 3 August 2016, 7 August 2016
  • Asda Low Fat Lemon 4 pack Yoghurt (4 x 125g); 5 August 2016, 12 August 2016
  • Asda Low Fat Lemon Yoghurt 450g; 11 August 2016, 15 August 2016
  • Asda Low Fat Mango & Passion fruit Yoghurt 450g; 30 July 2016, 3 August 2016, 6 August 2016
  • Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt 150g; 6 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 13 August 2016, 15 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 20 August 2016
  • Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt 450g; 9 August 2016, 11 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 21 August 2016

Co-op

  • Co-op Rise & Shine Greek Style Yoghurt and Raspberry 160g; All Use By dates up to and including 4 August 2016
  • Co-Op Strawberry and Raspberry Low fat Yoghurts (4 x 100g); All Use By dates up to and including 15 August 2016
  • Co-op Truly Irresistible Limited Edition Mango, Brazilian Orange and Coconut Yogurt (150g); All Use by dates up to and including 8 August 2016

Sainsbury's

  • Sainsbury's Basics Fruit Selection Yoghurts (2x strawberry 2x peach, 4 x 125g); 30 July through to 18 August
  • Sainsbury’s Basics Strawberry Yoghurt 125g; 30 July through to 17 August

Tesco

  • Tesco Finest Strawberries & Cream Yoghurt 150g; 30 July 2016, 4 August 2016, 7 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 16 August 2016
  • Tesco Low Fat Coconut Yoghurt 450g; 8 August 2016
  • Tesco Low Fat Lemon Yoghurt 450g; 5 August 2016, 10 August 2016, 11 August 2016, 14 August 2016, 18 August 2016
  • Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt 150g; 6 August 2016, 12 August 2016, 13 August 2016, 15 August 2016, 18 August 2016, 20 August 2016

Waitrose

  • Deliciously fruity raspberry low fat yoghurt 125g; 30 July through to 15 August
  • Fragrant, creamy Scottish raspberry yoghurt 150g; 30 July through to 15 August
  • ​Multipack Deliciously fruity low fat yogurt 2 strawberry, 2 raspberry (4 x 125g); 30 July through to 15 August
  • The Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt 450g; 6 August 2016 through to 21 August 2016
  • The Collective Dairy Wild Blueberry Yoghurt 150g; 6 August 2016 through to 21 August 2016

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