Food Law News - UK - 2001

FSA Press Release (2000/0084), 31 January 2001

CONTAMINANTS - Agency Finds High Levels of Tin in Heinz Canned Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce - Heinz Recall Affected Tins

High levels of tin have been found by the Food Standards Agency, during a survey of canned fruit and vegetable products. The survey identified a problem with elevated levels of tin in samples of 400g cans of Heinz canned spaghetti in tomato sauce. As a precaution Heinz are withdrawing certain batches of this product sold both separately and in four-can multi-packs. The cans affected are those that include MSLD as part of the product code printed on the bottom of the can.

The Food Standards Agency advises against the consumption of the affected product.

If you have any of this product with the MSLD code you should remove the label and dispose of the can, write the product code on the label together with your name and address in block capitals and return it to Heinz. You will receive a voucher to cover the full value of the product.

If canned spaghetti from the affected batches were eaten, it could cause short-term stomach upsets or headaches in some people, but no long-term effects would be expected.

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