Greggs recalls £2 vegetable bake over Food Standards Agency fears they may contain glass shards

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Greggs recalls £2 vegetable bakes sold in Iceland over fears they could contain slivers of glass

  • Food Standards Agency warned consumers of glass slivers in certain products
  • £2 Greggs veggie bakes sold exclusively in store are on government’s recall list 
  • FSA warned customers ‘do not eat’ any 310g packs with certain best before date 
  • Frozen vegetable bakes are exclusive to Iceland and won’t affect Greggs stores 

British bakery chain Greggs has been at the centre of a food safety alert after officials warned there may be shards of glass in some of their products.  

Customers are being warned to not eat certain frozen vegetable bakes, made by Greggs and sold exclusively for £2 in Iceland’s supermarkets across Britain.

The 310g two pack has since been withdrawn, and the Food Standards Agency is advising consumers to return certain products to the stores they were originally bought in.

At this stage, it has not been confirmed how many packs slipped through safety checks, or how suspected glass fragments ended up in the products.

Greggs has since apologised for any inconvenience this product recall may cause.

£2 Greggs vegetable bakes (above) sold exclusively in Iceland are on government's recall list after fears that there may be glass shards in some products

£2 Greggs vegetable bakes (above) sold exclusively in Iceland are on government’s recall list after fears that there may be glass shards in some products

The FSA warned yesterday that the 310g pack of frozen Greggs Vegetable bakes, sold exclusively in Iceland for £2, may contain small pieces of green glass. 

In a statement, the agency said: ‘The possible presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat.

‘The bakes are exclusively sold in Iceland Stores and the recall does not affect the products sold in Greggs.’

Presently, it is not known how many packs containing fragments may be circulating, or how the presence of the glass was found or suspected.

It’s also not clear at what stage the glass is feared to have got into the bakes, and why it was not spotted in the production process before being packed.

A spokesperson for Greggs said: ‘The safety of our food is of paramount importance and we take all issues regarding the production of our food extremely seriously.

‘We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.’

The FSA explained the alert involves 310g packs of two vegetable bakes with best before dates of 15 August 2021, 28 August 2021, 11 September 2021, 12 September 2021 and 26 September 2021.

310g pack of frozen Greggs Vegetable bakes, sold exclusively in Iceland for £2, have been recalled, but other products from the bakery chain remain unaffected

310g pack of frozen Greggs Vegetable bakes, sold exclusively in Iceland for £2, have been recalled, but other products from the bakery chain remain unaffected

It continued: ‘Point of sale notices will be displayed in all Iceland stores. If you have bought the above product do not eat it.

‘Instead, return it to the Iceland store from where it was bought for a full refund.

‘If you have any queries, please contact the customer careline on +44 080 8147 3447 or email: [email protected]’ 

British-based Greggs is listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 250 index and has 19,000 employees working in more than 2,000 locations.

The firm was founded in Newcastle upon Tyne by John Gregg in 1939.

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