Asda issues recall for king prawns with incorrect use-by date

The popular supermarket chain apologised and sent out a warning after the mistake was discovered.

Asda king prawns recall
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Asda king prawns recall

Asda is one of the UK’s favourite supermarkets, with a wide variety of products at low prices. However, the chain has recently issued a warning following a mistake regarding use-by dates. The problem concerns anyone who recently bought Asda Succulent Cooked & Peeled King Prawns in England, Scotland, or Wales. Asda is recalling this product due to a labelling mix-up that's rendered these prawns ‘unsafe to eat’. Let's dive into the details.

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Products affected

The affected products are Asda Succulent Cooked & Peeled King Prawns in a pack size of 210g. You can check the batch code, which will be L66000 for the wrongly labelled products. The use-by date has been marked as 21 December 2024, which is a mistake. The correct use-by date is 21 April 2024.

The problem here is straightforward but serious. The prawns have been tagged with the wrong 'use-by' date, meaning people may be tempted to wait longer than they should before eating them. That means consuming the product could pose health risks if eaten when no longer fresh.

What to do if you bought the product

First things first, check your freezer or fridge. If you spot this batch of prawns with the affected use-by date, don't eat them. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Instead, take the prawns back to the store where you bought them. If you have your receipt, bring it with you for a full refund. For more details, you can reach out to Asda Customer Services at 0800 952 0101.

Product recalls

Product recalls are all about keeping us safe. If a food item isn't up to snuff, it gets pulled off the shelves or called back. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) steps in to notify us through withdrawal and recall notices.

So, it’s best to keep an eye out and avoid consuming these products. If you've got these prawns at home, it's time for a refund and not a seafood surprise!

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Sources used:

Express: Asda issues urgent recall of popular dinner item over 'unsafe to eat' warning

Food Standards Agency: Asda recalls Asda Succulent Cooked & Peeled King Prawns because of incorrect use-by date

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