Sainsbury's and Tesco recall tinned goods over rubber fears

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Sainsbury's and Tesco are recalling some of their tinned foods over fears they may contain rubber.

Goods involved include beef ravioli products from both supermarkets and Sainsbury's macaroni cheese, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.

Both supermarkets said the recall was a "precautionary measure" and told customers not to eat the products but to return them for a full refund.

The products were all manufactured in Belgium.

Which products are being recalled?

Sainsbury's beef ravioli in tomato sauce 400g

Best before end: January 2019

Product code: 121811

Sainsbury's macaroni cheese 410g

Best before end: January 2019

Product code: 125901

Tesco beef ravioli 400g

Best before end: December 2018

Product batch codes: LB3048 81724C, LB3049 81724C

Tesco everyday value beef ravioli 400g

Best before end: April 2019

Product batch code: LA146 84824C

'Purely precautionary measure'

The FSA said no other Sainsbury's and Tesco products or batches were known to be affected.

Recall notices will be placed in supermarkets and affected products will be removed from supermarket shelves, it added.

A Sainsbury's spokeswoman said: "As a purely precautionary measure, and following an investigation with our supplier, we have chosen to recall our By Sainsbury's macaroni cheese and By Sainsbury's beef ravioli in tomato Sauce.

"We're sorry for the inconvenience and ask customers to return these items to receive a full refund."

A Tesco spokesman said: "As a precautionary measure, we are recalling the affected products from customers.

"Customers who have purchased any of the affected products should return them to store for a full refund."

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