Rubber contamination causes Tesco and Sainsbury’s recall

A precautionary recall for tinned Beef Ravioli that may be contaminated with rubber has been issued by Tesco and Sainsbury’s. 

The Food Standards Agency confirmed both retail giants issued the recall on Tuesday 12 July for two pasta products. Sainsbury’s has its Beef Ravioli in Tomato Sauce and Macaroni Cheese.

Tesco recalled its Everyday Value Beef Ravioli and its Beef Ravioli.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “As a precautionary measure, we are recalling the affected products from customers. Customers who have purchased any of the affected products should return them to store for a full refund.”

The products were manufactured by Belgium company Noliko NV, according to the UK’s Food Standards Agency. The recall extends only to the UK and the Republic of Ireland, Tesco said.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “As a purely precautionary measure, and following an investigation with our supplier, we have chosen to recall our by Sainsbury’s Macaroni Cheese and by Sainsbury’s Beef Ravioli in Tomato Sauce. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and are ask customers to return these items to receive a full refund.”

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