- The Food Standards Agency fears Happy Shopper ketchup contains plastic
- It has issued an urgent recall of products with customers told not to consume it
- Company Booker, who makes the condiment, said shoppers will be refunded
The Food Standards Agency has ordered a mass recall of a brand of tomato ketchup amid fears it could contain plastic.
The Happy Shopper condiment, sold in convenience stores Londis and Budgens nationwide, has been urgently recalled.
The Food Standards Agency said in a statement: ‘The presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk.
Not so happy shopper: The Food Standards Agency has issued an urgent recall of the Happy Shopper brand of ketchup
‘If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.’
The products possibly affected are the 440g size bottles with a best before date of March 2019 and the batch code 7269.
Notices have been placed in stores across the country warning customers about the health risks.
Booker said in the product recall notice: ‘We are asking all customers who have this batch not to consume it.
‘Please return it for a full refund. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused to our customers.’
The condiment is stocked in Londis and Budgens supermarkets around the United Kingdom