Dairy-substitute firm issues urgent recall for Oat Drink Whole

A broken machine has left Oatly drinkers at risk of swallowing metal pieces. 

Oatly UK Limited has recalled its chilled Oat Drink Whole after a machine part broke during production.

It is feared metal could have been accidentally distributed in the drink and all one litre cartons with the expiration date April 29, 2019, should be returned for a refund.

Recall notices have been placed in shops that sell Oatly products to warn customers to bring the product back for a refund

Recall notices have been placed in shops that sell Oatly products to warn customers to bring the product back for a refund

Recall notices have been placed in shops that sell Oatly products to warn customers to bring the product back for a refund

Oatly UK Limited has recalled its chilled Oat Drink Whole after a machine part broke during production

Oatly UK Limited has recalled its chilled Oat Drink Whole after a machine part broke during production

Oatly UK Limited has recalled its chilled Oat Drink Whole after a machine part broke during production

The Food Standards Agency issued a food alert warning anyone who bought this drink to return it as ‘the presence of metal makes this product unsafe to drink’.

The agency said: ‘If you have bought any of the above product do not drink it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.’

And recall notices have been placed in shops that sell Oatly products to warn customers to bring the product back for a refund. 

It reads: ‘As a precaution we’re doing a recall of an isolated batch of Oatly chilled Oat Drink whole that might contain metal pieces from a broken machine part. 

‘The risk is very small, but we always put safety first and want to make sure we eliminate any risk. 

‘The batch affected has a best before date of 29.04.19. Return product to store for refund.’

The potentially contaminated cartons are isolated to a specific Tesco depot and has affected 38 cases and 228 cartons. 

An Oatly spokesman said: ‘As a precaution we’re doing a recall of an isolated batch of Oatly chilled Oat drink whole that can potentially contain pieces from damaged equipment. 

‘The risk is very small, however we always put safety first and want to make sure we eliminate any risk.

‘The issue has been isolated to 38 cases (228 consumer units) and a specific Tesco depot. No further stock impacted on the affected production line, or any of our other products. However, Tesco’s protocol is to do a nationwide recall of the whole concerned batch.

‘The batch affected has a best before date of 29.04.19 and has only been sold at Tesco stores between March 15 and March 22. 

‘If anyone has bought a chilled Oat drink whole with this best before date at Tesco between these dates, they should bring the carton to Tesco to get a refund. Otherwise it’s perfectly safe to enjoy our Oat drinks.’ 

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