Tesco withdraws ice-cream cones over pain tablet contamination

Pain relief medication reportedly discovered in two cones bought by customers

Tesco has withdrawn some own-brand cones after pain relief tablets were found in two. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tesco has withdrawn some own-brand cones after pain relief tablets were found in two. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sat, Nov 16, 2013, 16:12

Tesco has recalled its own brand of ice cream cones after customers found pain relief tablets in two individual cornets.

The supermarket said it was investigating the incident with its supplier after the tablets were found in two of its own brand chocolate and nut ice cream cones by two separate customers.

A spokesman for the Tesco said there have been no reports of any illness.

Tesco Ireland issued in-store notices requesting customers who have bought the affected batches to return them to a Tesco store. Customers have been warned not to eat the product.

All affected products with a best before end date up to and including July 2014.

A Tesco spokesman said the company was alerted to the issue by two customers in two separate incidents but would give no further details.

The spokesman said: “We are urgently investigating this incident with our supplier and ask customers to return this product to their local store.”

For further information consumers may contact Tesco Ireland on freephone 1800 248123.

Additional reporting: PA