Small pieces of metal are among the many food contaminants. Pieces of metal are not poisonous but may do physical harm from mouth down to internal organs. Metals are not digestible, it will do more harm than good.
Metal contaminants may accidentally enter the food process or may come from wear and tear of machines or its broken steel components. Strict quality control measures should be practiced to avoid the incident.
If a metal contamination is suspected, product recall should be done immediately.
Sainsbury’s has recalled its own-brand Cous Cous (500g) with a ‘best before’ date of July 2012, because the product contains small pieces of metal. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.
The recalled product is:
Product: Sainsbury’s Cous Cous, 500g
Best before end: July 2012
Sainsbury’s has recalled the affected product from consumers. Product recall notices have been put in stores that sell the product, explaining to customers why the product has been recall. If you have bought the affected product, do not eat it. You can return it to your local store for a full refund.
No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.
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