Bernard Matthews has recalled batches of a kiddies’ favourite after it was discovered turkey dinosaurs could contain small pieces of metal.
An alert from the Food Standards Agency warned consumers that the novelty nuggets produced by the food products business advised customers to return affected purchases to where they were obtained.
“The presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat,” the alert said about the the 450g product which contains nine of the breadcrumbed items to a pack.
Customers have been asked to return packets of turkey dinosaurs with the batch numbers L19QGG3, L19QGG4, L19QHG3, L19QHG4 and a best before date of November 2020.
The alert continued: “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.”
Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all shops selling the turkey dinosaurs with an explanation why they are being recalled and further advice for customers.
A receipt will not necessarily be required for customers to obtain their refund.
No other Bernard Matthews products are known to be affected.
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Turkey dinosaurs are not currently available to buy online at all from Iceland, but other supermarkets are still stocking the range.
One review from before the recall noted: “My little boy loves these, add sweetcorn and peas for the eyes and always finishes the lot!”
Another person reacting to reports on Facebook remarked: “How has this happened?”
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