Sainsbury's issues urgent recall of beetroot that could contain shards of glass


Sainsbury’s is urgently recalling its own-brand beetroot because it may contain shards of glass.

The Food Standards Agency issued a warning on Thursday night to inform Sainsbury’s customers that 340g jars of Sainsbury’s sliced beetroot may contain small pieces of glass.

Shoppers are being told to return the product because it is unsafe. 

The supermarket chain said only one batch of the product with a best before date of August 2019 was affected. The batch number on the product is L318N1737 and the item code is 7860491.

“The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk,” a notice on the FSA website stated. “If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”



Sainsbury’s will display point-of-sale notices in all retail stores that are selling the product. The supermarket said no other products were known to be affected. It is not clear how glass came to enter the jars of beetroot.

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