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Tesco issues ice cream recall after being laced with painkillers

By Mason White 12:43 PM November 17, 2013
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By: Moses Gold
Tesco, a company that runs a large chain of supermarket, has issued a recall on its own brand of ice cream after it was found to be contaminated.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that Tesco had issued a recall notice on all Tesco brand chocolate and nut ice cream cones following two incidents where painkiller tables were found in the ice cream.

A spokesman for the supermarket said there have been no reports of any illness.

The Food Standards Agency has warned customers not to eat chocolate and nuts ice cream cones, which contain 4 in a box, after pills were found in two cones.

Tesco has taken all the ice cream cones off their shelves.

“We are urgently investigating this incident with our supplier and ask all customers to return the product to their local store,” the Tesco spokesperson said.

Tesco’s ice cream supplier, R&R Ice Cream, said they are responsible for the contaminated cones.

So far, no other Tesco products are known to be affected.

This incident marks the fourth time this year that Tesco has recalled products.

Earlier, Tesco asked customers to return a batch of Belgian chocolate salted caramel and hazelnut ice cream for incorrect labeling.

Tesco brand yeast extract was also recalled this year due to a high level of histamine in the product.

In another incident, Tesco recalled ready-made meals after they were found to contain moldy rice.