- Tesco recalls the frozen peas over fears it contains a berry that’s unsafe to eat
- Overall 18 batches of frozen peas have been given a ‘do not eat’ warning by FSA
Tesco has urgently recalled packs of frozen peas over fears they are contaminated with an ‘unknown type of berry’.
The supermarket has given packs of Growers Harvest Garden Peas a ‘do not eat’ warning because it may be unsafe to eat.
Overall, 18 batches of frozen peas are affected by the recall with best before dates in January, February, March and April 2025.
Officials at the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which published the alert, warned people who have bought the product should not eat it.
Several batches of Growers Harvest Garden Peas which are sold at Tesco have been given a ‘do not eat’ warning over fears it has been contaminated with an unknown type of berry
The frozen peas, sold in 900g packs, can be returned to a Tesco store where a full refund will be given.
No receipt is needed to return the potentially contaminated items.
The following batches are affected by the recall; 23196, 23197, 23198, 23199, 23200,, with the best before date of January 2025; 23237, 23238, 23239, 23240, best before February 2025; 23256, 23257, 23258, 23259, 23260, 26261, which have a best before date of March 2025; and 23275, 23276, 23277, which are best before April 2025.
Tesco has issued a point-of sale notice on its website and social media, explaining why the products are being recalled and what to do for those who have bought it.
The supermarket said: ‘Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused.’
Tesco has also issued a point-of sale notice to its customers on its website and social media platform explaining why the products are being recalled and what to do if they have bought the products
The FSA issues food recalls – which ask customers to return a product – when problems are spotted that means a product should not be sold.
The supermarket explained the ‘possible contamination of an unknown type of berry’, may ‘pose a risk to customers, if consumed’.
Some plants including berries and fungi can be poisonous to humans, the NHS says.
Someone that has been poisoned could become sick, get stomach pains, become confused and feel drowsy and suffer from fainting fits.
The NHS advises people to get medical help immediately if you suspect someone has been poisoned.
If they do not appear to be seriously ill call NHS on 111. But if they are showing signs of being seriously ill, such as being sick, loss of consciousness, drowsiness or seizures (fits), call 999 to request an ambulance.