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Sushi pulled from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s over glass fear

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Sushi lovers buying from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s were warned today that their favourite treats may hide shards of glass which could rip people’s mouths and throats.

Sushi Daily, who have a franchise to run the Japanese nibbles stalls in many Waitrose and Sainsbury’s stores and at airports, is recalling jars of its ginger sushi, known as Sushigari, because they may contain hidden fragments of glass.

The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk, said the firm, founded in 2010 and now operating 600 sushi kiosks in Britain and across Europe under the Sushi Daily brand name.

Customers have been asked to return affected jars of Sushigari, pictured, with a best before date of June 2, 2018 and a batch number 18081 to receive a full refund 

Customers have been warned the affected jars may be contaminated by glass. Both Waitrose, pictured, and Sainsbury's stock the product and are offering consumers full refunds

Customers have been warned the affected jars may be contaminated by glass. Both Waitrose, pictured, and Sainsbury’s stock the product and are offering consumers full refunds

The company said in a statement today they are recalling a batch of 140g jars of Sushi Daily Sushigari, with a ‘best before’ date of June 2, 2018. The batch code is 18081.

They said ‘The products may contain small pieces of glass which could represent a safety risk.

‘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 or call the Sushi Daily helpline on 0203 006 7896.’

‘Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.

‘These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notices from Sushi Daily, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.’

No other Sushi Daily products are known to be affected.

The firm’s website boasts ‘What clearly differentiates us is our thoroughly trained Sushi Artisans who freshly prepare the Sushi in front of customers with great passion and skill.

‘Sushi Daily’s history and heritage started with Kelly Choi, founder of the KellyDeli Company, the parent company of the Sushi Daily brand.

‘They made a promise to Yamamoto-San, a famous Master of Sushi, friend and mentor, to become the European leader in Sushi Kiosks using their traditional know-how and fantastic product innovations.

‘KellyDeli is a fast-growing and very innovative food retail and restaurant company that was founded in 2010.

‘One of its brand concepts, Sushi Daily, is the European leader for fully-serviced Sushi Kiosks.

‘It currently operates more than 600 outlets in ten countries and is rapidly expanding to other countries. The unique concept features outlets in and outside of grocery stores, supermarkets, train stations and airports.’ 


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