02/03/2017 10:30 GMT | Updated 02/03/2017 12:50 GMT

Quorn Issues Massive Recall Over Safety Fears

Return these to store immediately.

Quorn is recalling 12,000 packets of meat-free mince

Quorn has issued a recall of 12,000 packets of meat-free mince over fears the product has been contaminated.

The Food Standards Agency has warned consumers not to eat the affected products as it could represent a safety risk.

The affected product batch, sold only at Tesco, may contain small pieces of metal that could cause harm if eaten.

The agency advised: “If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”

Quorn Foods said it was a precautionary measure resulting from an “isolated production issue.”

No other Quorn products or batches are thought to be affected.

Full product details

Product: Quorn Meat Free Mince

Pack size: 300g

‘Best before’ date: 31 August 2018

Batch code: 136331

Customers are advised to return the product to Tesco stores for a full refund.

This article was updated to clarify that the affected product batch was only sold in Tesco stores. Quorn Meet Free Mince 300g is also available elsewhere.