Published On: Wed, Jan 28th, 2015 on 8:21 pm

Tesco recalls brand squash after additive added in error

Tesco Blackcurrant And Apple Squash Recall

The product recalled. Image: Tesco.

Fruit squash that sparked fears amongst parents for its ‘foul smell’ has been recalled.

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled its own Double Concentrate Blackcurrant and Apple Squash after customers recently bought the bottles and complained.

Parenting blog Play Pennies wrote ‘it was the talk of the playground’ in the morning and parents were quick to voice their concerns online.

“It smelt absolutely disgusting”

One person wrote on the blog: “I actually tweeted Tesco last night about this as the juice actually stinks. I was really just having a moan about what I thought was a change of recipe. It smells vile and tastes disgusting!

“I don’t care about getting the money back, it’ll cost me more in petrol to return it than it’s worth but I hate to think that kids have been made ill, if that’s true.”

Another wrote: “I bought 2 bottles of this squash over a week to a fortnight ago we opened one and it smelt absolutely disgusting I then checked the second bottle and that smell just as bad the only away to describe the smell was it smelt like it had been mixed with used toilet water need less to say they were both pour down the sink it will be the last time I buy there squash.”

Product withdrawn from sale

A spokesperson for Tesco confirmed that the reason for the recall was due to a flavour additive added in error.

The spokesperson said: “We have investigated with our supplier complaints about Tesco No Added Sugar Double Concentrate Apple and Blackcurrant 750ml and 1.5l.

“A flavour additive, which is not part of the ingredients for this product, has been added in error. The additive is called Dimethyl Disulphide and is a common ingredient in food products. It is an approved additive and poses no food safety risk. However, it does have a strong odour, similar to garlic which customers are likely to find unpleasant.

“We have withdrawn the product from sale. Only products bought since the New Year may be affected, they will have a best before date of October 2015.

“Any customers can return this product, open or unopened, to any Tesco store.”

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