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Saturday 20 January 2018

Tesco recalls ice cream cones after 'pain relief' tablets found in cornets

Tesco has withdrawn some ice cream from sale after pain relief tablets were found
Tesco has withdrawn some ice cream from sale after pain relief tablets were found

Tesco has recalled its own brand of ice cream cones after customers found "pain relief" tablets in two individual cornets.

However, Tesco said nobody in Ireland has been affected.

The company is investigating two separate incidents in the UK where pain relief tablets were discovered in two of its own brand chocolate and nut ice cream cones by two customers.

Tesco has said there have been no reports of any illness.

A spokesperson for Tesco Ireland told independent.ie that the recall is being enforced in Ireland as a "precaution".

“We’ve had no reports of incidents in Ireland. It’s pure precaution.”

“[The report of incidents] came through last night so Tesco issued a product recall immediately. It came to light as a result of two separate incidents in the UK.”

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has posted the recall alert on its website, for all Tesco 4 x 110ml packs of chocolate and nut ice cream cones

A Tesco spokesman in the UK confirmed they were alerted to the issue by two customers in two separate incidents but would give no further details.

The spokesman said: "We are urgently investigating this incident with our supplier and ask customers to return this product to their local store."

For further information consumers may contact Tesco Ireland on freephone 1800 248123.

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