Product recall: Sainsbury’s issues urgent health warning over vegan sausages

Customers are being warned not to consume the affected products and to return them to store for a full refund.

Sainsbury product recall
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Sainsbury product recall

With Veganuary in full swing, plant-based alternatives to meat products are more popular than ever. Gone are the days of tofu and salad, there are now plenty of meat-free options. But if you bought vegan sausages from Sainsbury’s recently, you should check the packaging to make sure it’s not these.

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Sausages containing pieces of metal

Sainsbury’s are recalling packs of Plant Pioneers 6 Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs 300g which have a use-by date of 06 January 2021 or 07 January 2021. This is because some of the packs with these date codes contain pieces of metal, which makes the product unsafe to eat. No other products are affected.

A statement from Sainsbury’s read:

It has been brought to our attention that some packs of the above date codes of this product contain pieces of metal. We are asking customers who have purchased this product not to eat it and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury's store for a full refund when they next visit for groceries and other essentials.

What should I do if I bought this product?

If you bought one of the affected packets of Plant Pioneers 6 Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs, you must not consume them. Instead, you should return them for a full refund the next time you go to do a shop. If you are shielding or unable to get into a Sainsbury’s store you can contact their Careline on 0800 636262, or visit their website

What is a food recall?

Food recalls can happen for two main reasons. Firstly, food allergy recalls are when allergy information was incorrectly or unclearly labelled on a product, which could cause a health risk to people with allergies. The second type are food safety recalls, when there is concern that products have been contaminated, either by harmful bacteria, or, as in the case of the Plant Pioneers 6 Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs, may contain material that shouldn’t be there.

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