Poison beans at Tesco

Tesco own (Dalepak produced) Mexican style veggie bean burgers have been flagged up as illegal!

http://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/alerts/2008/oct/dalepak

Yup, as we went through the checkout the burgers flagged up as illegal, which was annoying, as they haven’t stocked them for the last month, and we used to like them…

The staff had no idea why the warning flashed up on the till, but a quick Google search shows that at the beginning of October the product had a Government warning issued. The red beans in some batches were undercooked, which left high levels of Lectin – one of the top ten causes of food poisoning… and a cause of cancer!

This poses the questions: Why did Tesco put them back on the shelves and why, if it has such a warning, was it left to be flagged on the checkout instead of being removed from the shelf? Muppets.

Product recall notice

FROZEN VEGETABLE BEAN BURGERS

DALEPAK – 4 Spicy Bean Quarter Pounders
Best before end JAN 2010, codes 8203 & 8204 only.

GRASSINGTON’S – Spicy Bean Burgers
Best before end DEC 2009, codes 8174 & 8175:
Best before end JAN 2010, codes 8196, 8197, 8211 & 8212.

TESCO – Meat Free 4 Mexican-style Bean Burgers
Display until APR 2009 / Best before JUL 2009,
codes 8182 & 8183 only.

This statement was taken from one Gov. site:

Dalepak Foods, the UK food group, has recalled three types of frozen spicy bean burger due to the presence of the toxin lectin in under processed kidney beans.

The company said lectin is a natural toxin in uncooked kidney beans but that it can cause stomach aches and vomiting.

Packets of Dalepak 4 Spicy Bean Quarter Pounders on sale at Iceland and Somerfield stores are affected. The affected batches have codes of 8203 and 8204 and a best-before date of January 2010.

The recall also covers Grassington’s 4 Spicy Bean Burgers on sale at Morrisons and The Co-operative Group. The products have a best-before date of December 2009 – with batch codes 8174 and 8175 – and January 2010, with four batch codes – 8196, 8197, 8211, 8212.

The recall also covers a third product – Tesco Meat Free 4 Mexican Style Bean Burgers. The batch has a best-before date of July 2009 and a “display until” date of April 2009.

No other Dalepak products are known to be affected.

An update on my back: Today is just terrible. I ache throughout my back, and feel like my lower back is about to “let go” – a bit like the game of “Kerplunk” – any moment it feels like it will give out.

I think I slept awkwardly, but as I was so tired I didn’t get woken due to the discomfort. Since I first damaged my back at work I haven’t had a good nights sleep because one false move or roll just sets of a sharp painful back related wake up call. This means I’m pretty exhausted as sleep is very disrupted. Pah.

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