Marks & Spencers Medjool Dates Hepatitis A

Marks & Spencers recalls Medjool dates over Hepatitis A scare

Marks & Spencers Medjool Dates Hepatitis A

Medjool Date Selection for Ramadan (Credit: M&S)

Marks & Spencer has recalled its Stuffed Medjool Date Selection for fear of being contaminated with Hepatitis A, the Food Standards Agency reported yesterday.

Sourced from a single location in Jordan, the supermarket giant is recalling its 350g pack (best before 13 July 2021) because “this product might be contaminated with Hepatitis A”.

The health agency went on to describe the “symptoms caused by Hepatitis A [which] usually include fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, dark-coloured urine and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin)”.

“If you have bought this product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. For more information, contact their customer care line on 03330 148555,” the Food Standards Agency warned.

This is the second batch of dates to have been sold during the fasting month of Ramadan only to then be recalled for the same reason at a later date.

Only last month, Sainsbury’s was forced to take “precautionary action” by recalling all its 200g and 500g Taste the Difference Medjool date packs after these too were found to possibly be contaminated by Hepatitis A.

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