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Aptamil baby cereal on sale at Asda, Boots and Tesco recalled over fears it contains pieces of plastic

A popular baby cereal by Aptamil is being recalled from major UK supermarkets and retailers over fears it contains pieces of plastic.

The product recall applies to Aptamil’s multigrain banana and berry cereal, which is suitable for little ones above seven months old.

The products are being recalled as some packs have been found to contain pieces of blue plastic material, which is used to make the packaging.

The pieces can pose a choking hazard for babies, making the cereal unsafe to eat.

The affected Nutricia cereal products are 200g in size and have a best before date of July 7, 2021.

The date can be found on the back of the pack under the bar code.

f you’ve bought the affected cereal, you should avoid feeding it to your baby.

Instead, make sure you return the product to the store, with or without a receipt, in order to get a full refund.

Nutricia said no other batches of this product or any other Aptamil products are affected by the recall.

If you’d like to speak to the brand, you can contact its customer services on 0800 996 1000.

A spokesperson for Danone, which apologised about the recall, told The Sun: “Nothing is more important to us than the quality and safety of our products.

“We would like to reassure parents that this isolated incident is linked to an equipment fault at our factory at the time this specific batch was made.

“We regret that this product does not meet our usual standards; we have fixed the fault and we have taken action to reinforce our quality procedures.”

Guinness has today also recalled cans of its new non-alcoholic drink over fears they are unsafe to consume.

Other product recalls to watch out for include kids dressing gowns at Asda, which are being pulled over fears they could go up in flames.

Safety warnings have also been issued about eggs on sale at Aldi, Asda and Sainsbury’s due to salmonella fears.

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