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Tesco recalls ice-cream contaminated with painkillers

The retail giant says the move is a “precautionary measure”.

SUPERMARKET TITAN TESCO has recalled its own brand ice-cream cones after two customers found painkillers in two individual cones.

The company says that two separate customers found the tablets in the chocolate and nut ice-cream cones.

Tesco is investigating the incidents and nobody has been reported as ill because of the contamination, but they are removing the items from shelves as a precaution.

“We are urgently investigating this incident with our supplier and ask customers to return this product to their local store,” said a Tesco statement.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland says that customers should contact Tesco for more information.

“Tesco Ireland has issued in-store notices requesting customers who have bought the affected batches to return them to a Tesco store. For further information consumers can contact Tesco Ireland on freephone 1800 248123. No action is required by official agencies.”

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