Sparkling drinks recalled over 'explosion' fear

Bottles of a popular sparkling fruit drink have been recalled because the bottles ‘could explode’ due to fermentation.

Monday, 22nd July 2019, 8:54 pm
Tesco issued a recall notice for the products.
Tesco issued a recall notice for the products.

Tesco said it had withdrawn four flavours of its Tesco Finest Fruit Presse becaus the product had fermented, causing a risk to health.

It added that the fermentation could also cause the bottle to explode.

Tesco said: “Please do not consume these products. Return them to store where a full refund will be given.”

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A statement from the Food Standards Agency said: “The products potentially present a risk to health because they have fermented and as a result pressure may have built up in the bottles which could cause them to explode.”

The affected flavours are: Valencia Orange & Passion Fruit,Sicilian Lemon & Mint, Raspberry & Pomegranate and Apple & Elderflower - all with best before dates of March 2020.