29th January, 2015 :Â
Tesco has recalled its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after consumers complained of a “foul smell” and of feeling ill.
The supermarket withdrew its own-brand “No Added Sugar Double Concentrate Apple and Blackcurrant” squash.
But angry customers have accused Tesco of keeping the recall “hidden” and not posting details on its website.
The firm said a flavour additive had been accidentally added, which posed no safety risk but had a “strong odour”.
Tesco said the additive, Dimethyl Disulphide, which had been added to the squash in error was 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,” a spokesperson said.
Commenting on the parenting blog Playpennies, parents had described the drink as smelling of “used toilet water”, “sick” and “compost”.
Mum Claire Davies wrote: “Had this the other day, the smell was horrendous but drank it anyway as I thought they just changed it.
“Since then both my daughter and partner have had bad bellies. A bit worried now as nobody knows what’s wrong with them.”
Source : BBC