UK supermarket warns customers about risk of Hepatitis A infection

The recalled Taste the Difference Medjool Dates

The recalled Taste the Difference Medjool Dates Credit: Suffolk Trading Standards

Sainsbury’s supermarket group in the UK has issued a product recall warning with regards to the possibility of Taste the Difference Medjool Dates being contaminated with Hepatitis A.

THE packs which are being recalled are 200g and 500g, with supplier/site code K0014EW on the date label and the warning applies to all best before dates.

Readers who may have family in the UK are advised to alert them to this problem, especially if they are Muslims as because of Ramadan, many enjoy dates after sunset when the period of fasting ends.

Whilst there have been no reports of any customer falling ill so far, Hepatitis A is an unpleasant infection and Sainsbury’s could conceivably be open to a significant claim for damages should anyone be infected.

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