SAINSBURY'S are urgently recalling a date product over fears they could be contaminated.

Taste the Difference Medjool Dates in 200g and 500g packets are being recalled as they may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is caused by a virus that can be spread through the faeces of an infected person. While it can be unpleasant, it can be treated but symptoms can include joint and muscle pain, a raised temperature, pain in the upper right of your stomach and yellowing of the skin and eyes.

The infected products are:

  • Taste the Difference Medjool Dates (200g) – K0014 EW - 6803452

  • Taste the Difference Medjool Dates (500g) – L0014 EW – 7601679

A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said: “We are asking customers who have purchased these products with this specific supplier code not to eat them and to return them to their nearest Sainsbury’s store for a full refund when they next visit for groceries & other essentials. Please note that packs without this code present are not affected.

“For any concerns or queries or if you are vulnerable, shielding or otherwise unable to return the product to store then please check our website or contact our careline on 0800 636262.

“No other products have been affected by this issue. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.”