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Asda recalls some figs

Asda is recalling its own-brand Wholefoods Garland Figs (250g) with a 'best before' date of 31 July 2010, because the product is infested with moth larvae (moth larvae are caterpillars). The Agency has issued a Food Alert for Information.

Point-of-sale notices have been displayed in stores, explaining to customers why the product has been recalled. If you have bought the affected product you can return it to the store for a full refund. No till receipt is necessary. If you would like any further information, please phone Asda Customer Relations on 0500 100 055.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

  • Asda Wholefoods Garland Figs
  • Pack size: 250g
  • Best before: 31 July 2010


No other Asda products are known to be affected.

Food alerts

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). Food alerts are the FSA's way of letting local authorities and consumers know about problems associated with food and, in some cases, providing details of specific action to be taken. They are issued under two categories:

  • Food Alerts: for Action
  • Food Alerts: for Information

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