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Fray Bentos canned pies recalled

Premier Foods is recalling some of its Frey Bentos canned meat pies because the pies might contain small pieces of glass. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.


The affected products are:

  • Fray Bentos ‘Boozy’ Steak & Ale Pie, 475g
  • Batch code: 1003 and 1004
  • Best before end: January 2013
  • Fray Bentos Steak & Onion Pie, 425g
  • Batch code: 1004
  • Best before end: January 2013

The batch code can be found on the base of the can.

Premier Foods is recalling the affected products from consumers and will be issuing a product recall notice in national press tomorrow, Thursday 31 March 2011. The notice explains why the products have been recalled.

If you have bought either of the products mentioned above with the affected batch code, do not eat it. For information about how to get a refund or replacement product, keep the packaging (including the batch code on the base of the can) and call the Premier Foods free consumer helpline on 0800 731 0989.

No other Fray Bentos/Premier Foods products are known to be affected.

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