Frozen food company Birds Eye are recalling 13,000 packs of their chicken nuggets over fears they may contain pieces of clear plastic.
The affected product is Bird Eye’s 790g packs of 50 chicken nuggets with golden wholegrain. They’re urging customers not to eat them over worries that they could be harmful.
Birds Eye has confirmed that the affected products come with the batch code “L9208 W V124”, “L9208 X V124”, “L9208 Y V124” or “L9208 Z V124”. They have a best before date of October 2020, as shown on the back of the bag.
If you think you have an affected product, you should discontinue use and return them to the shop you bought them from to get a full refund.
Alternatively, you’re also able to post the batch code of the pack to Birds Eye Limited Freepost ADM3939, London SW1A 1YS. You would then be advised to discard the product after posting the item’s batch code.
Receipt or other proof of purchase is not required to get your money back, simply return them to the shop or post the code to the company for free.
These chicken nuggets are sold in Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, costing between £3 and £4 for one bag. They are not currently sold in Tesco.
Notices warning people about the recall will be displayed in supermarkets that are selling the chicken nuggets.
Speaking to The Sun, Birds Eye confirmed that the plastic risk came after a ‘manufacturing fault’. However, all other batch codes and products across their range are safe for customers to eat.
A Birds Eye spokesperson said, “The safety of everyone who enjoys and loves our products is of the utmost importance to us.
“As soon as we became aware of a potential situation with our chicken nuggets, we immediately investigated and took precautionary action.”
The spokesperson added, “This particular batch may contain small pieces of clear plastic due to an isolated manufacturing fault and we simply do not want to risk people consuming it.”
If you have any further concerns, you can contact Birds Eye Customer Services on 0800 917 5410.