Morrisons announces recall after customers find needles in their green beans
Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced a recall of packs of green beans after two customers claimed to have found needles speared into the vegetables.
The recall effects 170g packs of trimmed beans, with the display dates 22 April, 23 April and 24 April 2017.
The company posted a recall notice saying: “As a precautionary measure, we are recalling the above product as there is a very small risk that some packs may contain pieces of metal.
“We are asking all customers who have bought these Display Until dates of this product not to consume them and to return it to their nearest Morrisons store where they will receive a full refund.
“We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and assure customers of our continuing commitment to the highest standard of product quality and safety.”
The Sun reports that the needles were found by one customer in Glasgow, and another in Manchester. Both had bought them last weekend.
On returning the beans to the shop and reporting her discovery, the customer in Manchester was offered a £5 voucher as compensation.
A Morrisons spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of two incidents involving metal being found in two packets of green beans.
“The health and safety of our customers is our top priority, so as a precaution, we are recalling the products and are continuing with our investigation.
“The relevant authorities have been informed and we are also talking to the two customers.”