As a precautionary measure, Sainsbury’s have issued a product recall notice for packs of their Taste The Difference Medjool Dates as they may have been contaminated with Hepatitis A. The recall does not affect any other Sainsbury’s products.
Which products are affected by the recall?
The product recall affects 200g and 500g packs of Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Medjool Dates with the Supplier/Site Code K0014EW. This code can be found on the packaging, just below the Best Before date. All Best Before dates with this Supplier/Site Code are affected by the recall.
If you have bought one of these packs of Taste The Difference Medjool Dates, you should not consume them. Instead, you can return them to your nearest Sainsbury’s store for a full refund. If you’re not able to get to a store, you can contact Sainsbury’s via Sainsburys.co.uk/help or by calling 0800 636262 for further assistance.
What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a liver infection which is most commonly spread through ingesting food or drink contaminated with fecal matter. The NHS advises that you see your GP if you think you may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus as early treatment can prevent the infection from developing.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A usually appear several weeks after infection. These can include tiredness, raised temperature, nausea, stomach pain, jaundice, itchy skin and abdominal cramps.
Not all people experience symptoms. In most cases, the infection is not serious and most patients make a full recovery within a couple of months. However, in rare cases, the condition can last longer and even be life-threatening.