Five of the country’s biggest supermarkets have been forced to recall a number of yoghurt products over fears they contain rubber and pose a health risk.
Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Co-op have all been hit by the recall, with 20 different Yeo Valley yoghurts feared to have been affected.
The yoghurts were supplied by Yeo Valley but sold under own-brand labels, including Tesco Finest and Sainsbury’s Basics.
Customers who have already bought any of the products have been urged by the the Food Standards Agency not to eat them.
Yeo Valley confirmed on Sunday that rubber was discovered in one of the fruit conserves used in their yoghurts.
A spokesman for the company said: “Whilst the risk is considered to be low, we will be disposing of any potentially affected yoghurts that have not yet been dispatched, as well as recalling the relevant batches of products from those affected retailers.
“We are working with the FSA and the supplier in question. We would like to apologise unreservedly to all customers.”
Customers who have already purchased any of the recalled products have been asked to return them and get a full refund.
It comes after Lidl vowed to recall some of its yoghurts for not warning buyers on the label that the products contained milk.
The eight-pack of Milbona Fruit Yoghurt was withdrawn as milk was not “declared in English”, a spokesperson said.
The yoghurts affected are:
Asda extra special Scottish raspberry West Country yoghurt (150g); Asda fat-free red cherry yoghurt (450g); Asda fat-free red cherry yoghurt (four pack); Asda low-fat coconut yoghurt (450g); Asda low-fat lemon yoghurt (four pack); Asda low fat lemon yoghurt (450g); Asda low-fat mango and passion fruit yoghurt (450g); Collective Dairy wild blueberry yoghurt (150g); Collective Dairy wild blueberry yoghurt (450g).
Co-op Rise & Shine Greek-style yoghurt and raspberry (160g); Co-op strawberry and raspberry low-fat yoghurts (four pack); Co-op Truly Irresistible limited edition mango, Brazilian orange and coconut yoghurt (150g).
Sainsbury’s Basics fruit selection yoghurts (four pack, two strawberry and two peach); Sainsbury’s Basics strawberry yoghurt (125g)
Tesco Finest strawberries and cream yoghurt (150g); Tesco low-fat coconut yoghurt (450g); Tesco low-fat lemon yoghurt (450g); Collective Dairy wild blueberry yoghurt (150g).
Deliciously fruity raspberry low-fat yoghurt (125g); Fragrant creamy Scottish raspberry yoghurt (150g); Multipack Deliciously fruity low-fat yoghurt (four pack, two strawberry and two raspberry); Collective Dairy wild blueberry yoghurt (450g); Collective Dairy wild blueberry yoghurt (150g).