- Three batches of St Pierre cakes have been urgently recalled due to mold
- Pain au chocolats have received a ‘do not eat’ warning from the FSA
Pain au chocolat packets have been urgently recalled over concerns they might contain mold.
Food safety watchdogs have placed a “do not eat” alert on cakes made by St Pierre.
Officials from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) say that the “possible presence of mold may render the product unsafe to eat.”
The French pastry is sold at Sainsbury’s and Ocado in packs of six for around £2.25.
The French pastry is sold at Sainsbury’s and Ocado in six-packs for £2.25
Three lots of pain au chocolats are being recalled.
Products with a best before date of 09/17/23, 09/25/23 and 10/01/23 are potentially contaminated.
St Pierre also urges customers to check the expiration dates on any cakes they may have in the freezer.
The manufacturer encourages customers who have purchased the affected pain au chocolats to take them to the nearest store where they will be fully refunded.
St Pierre is encouraging customers who purchased the affected pain au chocolates to take them to the nearest store where they will be fully refunded.
Customers do not need a receipt to get a refund on this item.
Only pain au chocolats sold in packs of six with these expiration dates are affected.
St Pierre apologized to its customers for any inconvenience caused and issued point-of-sale notices to its customers.
The FSA advises against salvaging moldy foods like bread.
This is because food that is porous can also become contaminated below the surface.
The NHS also warns that mold can spoil food and cause illness, such as diarrhea or vomiting, due to the toxins it produces.