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Waitrose removes frozen meatballs from shelves

Waitrose has removed its Essentials range of frozen beef meatballs from its shelves because some of the products might contain pork.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Waitrose removes frozen meatballs from shelves

Waitrose has removed its Essentials range of frozen beef meatballs from its shelves because some of the products might contain pork.

The grocer said the first batch of frozen packs of 16 beef meatballs were removed from sale on 30 January with a second batch being taken off the shelves on 4 February.

A Waitrose spokesman said in a statement: "We have discovered that in two batches of our frozen meatballs produced last summer some of the meatballs may contain some pork.

"Several tests have been done on this product and, even though the results have been contradictory, we have taken the precautionary action of removing the frozen meatballs from sale and putting up customer information notices. 

"The meatballs are safe to eat but pork is not listed as an ingredient and should not be in the recipe."

Waitrose added that the meatballs were made by ABP Freshlink in Glasgow.

The grocer is the latest retailer to remove processed meat from its shelves following the discovery of horse meat and pork DNA in beef products last month.    


 

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