Product Recall : Tesco Double Strength Apple & Blackcurrant Juice

28 January 2015

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There’s been a few reports online of Tesco’s Double Strength Apple & Blackcurrant Juice* being recalled and it was the talk of the playground this morning but as we could find nothing online officially from Tesco,we decided to give their customer service department a call this morning and find out exactly what was happening.

ALL bottles, 750ml and 1.5 L, have been recalled and the product has been withdrawn from stores. Tesco are advising  that customers return any bottles to their local Customer Service desk, whether you have a receipt or not, where a full refund will be issued.

Looks like it's still available to buy online though :

The money won’t be at the forefront of many parents minds though, I know it’s not mine, you’ll want to know exactly why these have been recalled and how it could have potentially affected your child.

Tesco were rather cagey on this. Refusing to confirm reports appearing online from parents that the juice has been causing vomiting, they would only confirm that “foreign bodies” have been found in some batches which along with an "unusual smell" have led to all returned bottles being sent to laboratories as soon as possible to try and identify any potential issues and the batches that may be affected.

Check your cupboards and if you have this at home, stop using it immediately and either return to the store for a full refund as above or if you wish to speak to Tesco about this yourself, the number to call is 0800 505555.

287 comments

  • Tatooinechick
    I actually tweeted Tesco last night about this as the juice actually stinks. I was really just having a moan about what I thought was a change of recipe. It smells vile and tastes disgusting! I don't care about getting the money back, it'll cost me more in petrol to return it than it's worth but I hate to think that kids have been made ill, if that's true.
  • Jimbob75
    Worryingly the same stuff is sold under different labels at Asda, lidl and aldi. Surely they must recall as well?
  • sammyyoung123
    Is it all flavours of the double strength been taken recalk or only the aople and blackcurrant?
  • babedownsouth
    We use the tesco everday apple and blackcurrant squash. I take it this is not affected?
  • hlbennie
    Perhaps this has to do with the various varieties of apples being recalled too? Granny Smith and Gala have been pulled if American imports
  • gl15987
    Is it just this flavour as i just have the blackcurrant one my daughter has been vomiting for 24 hours thank you
  • Chez79
    I bought 2 bottles of this squash over a week to a fortnight ago we opened one and it smelt absolutely disgusting I then checked the second bottle and that smell just as bad the only away to describe the smell was it smelt like it had been mixed with used toilet water need less to say they were both pour down the sink it will be the last time I buy there squash
  • jakie77654
    Screw you tesco and stinking foreign spar get out
  • chazuk
    it is not on line if you check
  • boomem
    My partner brought this last wk its smelt terriable my boys said they didnt like it n I throw it away wish I took it bk yo tescos now not happy
  • Chickas
    I got some from Tesco yesterday my son refused to drink it as it didn't taste very nice.
  • Ellieanna
    That's a link to Blackcurrant, not apple and blackcurrant
  • gari189
    Terrible response from Tesco - they must know hundreds (possibly thousands) of children have been possibly affected yet they are doing their best to keep this quiet and hidden. Nothing on their product recall page (except a steam iron) and they are deleting comments about the recall from their facebook page.
  • JJsmummy
    Terrible response from Tesco - they must know hundreds (possibly thousands) of children have been possibly affected yet they are doing their best to keep this quiet and hidden. Nothing on their product recall page (except a steam iron) and they are deleting comments about the recall from their facebook page.
    I would expect better from Tesco! Bloody shameful!
  • Annie1516
    Is it just Apple and blackcurrant? I have cherries and berries!?
  • gofasterstripes
    http://www.tesco.com/productrecall/ Seriously, there's no sign on the page of this. Why would they not write that?
  • tracyc313
    my son has been so sick due to drinking this didnt know thats what the cause of the sickness was until we seen this on hot deals
  • Simon316
    Your link goes to double strength Blackcurrant squash, the correct link is http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=263588172 which is not available. I had ordered some last week and it was substituted with Blackcurrant, and it's not been available online since.
  • kayley29
    So what's actually happened for it to be recalled? Iv got this unopened at home
  • scottsgall1986
    The ingredients which are in the bottles that are not foreign should be your main concern when funneling this s*** down your kids necks.
  • Claredavies85
    had this the other day, the smell was horrendous but drank it anyway as I thought they just changed it. Since then both my daughter and partner have had bad bellies. Abit worried now as nobody knows what's wrong with them. Tesco should have the courtesy to tell us I think
  • Jobie80
    I've been given this to my daughter for about the last week and she's had diarrhea, I presumed she had a bug but perhaps it was the squash all along. I thought ours had a funny smell but thought it was just me!
  • mumof3mrsfreeman
    I have this at home... Worrying that Tesco are being so cagey and seemingly underhand. They have lost my custom regarding their own brand products from here on in!
  • littlemissnaughty
    They emptied it all down the grid in the warehouse in the Tesco where I work. Smelled like rotting eggs
  • TheDizz
    You all should have bought Robinsons then you cheap skates!
  • eXecatiOn
    I found my iphone has been smelling bad lately. Must be an apple problem..
  • Chinatongs32
    This item is stil available at my local stores....why?!? sounds dangerous if its inducing vomiting..... i had a vomiting bug several weeks ago but i buy this all the time, havent used for a while,wont be using again,terrible that tesco are still selling this
  • emma5887
    Is it just Apple and blackcurrant? I have cherries and berries!?
    I have cherries and berries too.....tastes and smells ok though.
  • dannyovs5
    Another cockup up by TESCO. What next?!?!
  • MrsD32
    we finished a bottle of this yesterday and opened a new one last night. My eldest 2 children are off school today, one with diarrhoea and the other was sick all night. I hope this is a coincidence Tesco but it's not looking very likely! Shape up!
  • Nikkiatk
    Oh no I have jus been and bought a 750ml bottle this morning although it is the summer fruits flavour I am considering not using it
  • swilly26
    I gave this to my son on Sunday then Sunday night he was sick. He's had some more today and been sick again this sounds very strange to me.
  • Ruby2shoes
    My son drinks this an he's been sick so much this month I did not put the two together!! He's autistic an doesn't like being sick this has made my month so difficult thanks!!
  • vickiwsm
    Is it all flavours of the double strength been taken recalk or only the aople and blackcurrant?
    just spoke to tesco it's just the blackcurant ones
  • theresajayn
    I have just called Tesco they have said that it is the batch with best before date of Oct 15 anything else is fine but if you are concerned they will take it back xx
  • sisley22
    We have just finished a bottle of this must agree it smelt awful not had any sickness though from it Be interested to see what they say about this
  • Beckymgb
    I literally just opened a new bottle, sat down and thought it tasted funny. Will be returning them later
  • linda50lm
    my husband bought some Friday as I have tonsillitis when I opened the bottle I thought it smelled funny but drunk some anyway due to feeling like crap don't know if it was the drink or not that made me sick, it will be going back.
  • argie
    I've got Morrisons own Apple and black current double strength ...is this the same do u think?
  • neicybabes
    Hi does this apply to asda s apple and blackcurrant. My kids have been complaining of tummy aches..I use asda and tesco diluting juices .
  • sean1123466
    Probably a McDonalds situation, someone at Tesco's got fired so they did the dirty in it! Suppose every little helps!!
  • omslemming
    can anyone confirm this is the same juice sold by lidl etc under the solevita or lindhouse brand-names? just my little one was sick this morning after having her juice for seemingly no reason and thats the stuff we buy.
  • PIGGY692015
    never mind taking it back to tesco send it to a lab yourself make sure tesco dont hide the truth
  • Hermione2200
    My friends baby has pucked up black current juice and that's the only thing he drinks and he was fine before
  • TiredmumBolton
    Terrible response from Tesco - they must know hundreds (possibly thousands) of children have been possibly affected yet they are doing their best to keep this quiet and hidden. Nothing on their product recall page (except a steam iron) and they are deleting comments about the recall from their facebook page.
    I would expect better from Tesco! Bloody shameful!
    I wouldn't expect better from Tesco, unfortunately their arrogant attitude says it all.
  • viks8
    I took 2 bottles of this back to tescos early last week as the smell was disgusting 2 days later we bouggt another bottle which was exactly the same very disgusting I have since been in tescos and they were all out of stock
  • firef1y
    Sorry but if this were true you'd think there would be something prominent on the tesco website just as there is with other recalls or at the very least customer services in store would have been informed after all they're going to need to do the refunds
  • lisamarie2986
    I had to take my apple and blackcurrant one back to tesco on monday as it smelt so bad.they wrote a report whilst I was there and was told it needs to be sent for testing.they took my details from my clubcard and said I would be sent a letter with explanation of what was wrong with it
  • pooley25
    is this just the apple and blackcurrant? I have the blackcurrant!!!!
  • NatalieJ7688
    I called Tesco and they.confirmed it is all being Recalled when I explained that both my daughters have now got tummy aches and dioreah they have said to seek medical advice ASAP! I myself have been sick and I have been drinking it to. It's really bad tesco won't say what the foreign bodies are as they could be very harmful!
  • sam401267
    marie 1987 - very strange as I've just spoken to my tesco who have told me that it is recalled - it isn't down to being contaminated with anything, but ithey think it's down to the mixing of one of the flavours. I was advised to seek medical advice as both myself and son feel sick !!! Tescos need to get a hold of tris and let us know what's going on. I was only told about the mixing error when I asked what I was supposed to tell the Dr when 'seeking medical advice' - it is under investigation. Tescos have lost my business, not because they made a mistake - that can happen - but because they are so obviously trying to cover it up
  • klmoran
    I had a nasty smell when I opened the juice I thought it was my pipes was blocked. The smell was vile. I drank it and ive had belly ache for over a week. I will be returning it back to tesco asap.
  • TorFrancis91
    my daughter had been vomiting since 4pm yesterday took her to the hospital and they said it could be a bug. Seeing this has made me realise that this is the exact juice she has had....outragious !!!
  • Eltimmons
    I bought this last Friday and my 2 youngest children drank a little but not as much as they normally do over the weekend. The both had the runs. I have my eldest some on Sunday and he wouldn't drink it as it tasted like sewer water. I tried it and it was awful. The bottle smelt like off milk too. I returned it on Monday but there wasn't any of that flavour on the shelf. I knew straight away there was a bad batch. Hoping to hear back from Tesco in the next 2-4 weeks!
  • ohnothatstank
    When I phoned today they said it was to do with the additives and it had a recall on it. I took it back to my store they had no idea that it had a recall and it was still on sale! This story needs to be taken further or Tesco will try and cover it up as there has been such bad press about them. The Sun newspaper would love this story!
  • caz8383
    Tesco have confirmed on their Twitter account that they ARE being recalled, weird that customer services on the phone don't seem to be up to date
  • mikdundee
    Dead rats in the vats i'll bet
  • itsraining
    I just called my local Tesco and they have only just been informed. I bought it from them this morning. They said if it has a sell by date of October 2015 not to drink it. The infected bottles also have the following codes on: D4 L006, L003 & L016 Hope this helps everyone...
  • Calum74
    I've been in touch with Tesco. The product is being recalled by the supplier due to a 'quality' issue. Tesco couldn't / wouldn't specify what the quality issue was. I shop online, however, and they gave me an immediate refund.
  • sarah7632
    Is it all flavours of the double strength been taken recalk or only the aople and blackcurrant?
    Just been on Tesco website. The apple & blackcurrant is 'currently unavailable' whereas the rest of the flavours are still there to buy. I think it's just that flavour.
  • gemlgem
    We use this all the timd! My 10 year old was suffering from really bad stomach pain took her to the doctors and couldn't find anything wrong! 2 days later she had the pains again with terrible stomach and sickness ! We ended up in A and E .wonder if this has anything to do with it?
  • traceyb1985
    I still got bottles of this with the old label, this green one is new. I know I've got a cold, so my smell and taste is shot, but I still feel absolutely fine. Like maybe when they changed the label, they changed the mix.... Although it might be the same as when Ribena gets left and has a tangy taste?
  • MarkSears
    The recall isn't a lie, it's on their Twitter feed. The issue is a flavouring one apparently. Wrong chemicals per chance?
  • scottishmummyof2
    Please take back on your next visit to a tesco store and you can ask for contact from supplier if you want when they fill out the return report. Staff should be happy to assist with this. Store staff will only know what is on the recall poster but customer service HQ should be happy to answer questions as best as possible. If you are concerned about any product take it back.
  • bennit118
    Shouldn't take it out on tesco they are only the seller not the producer of the product
  • gemlgem
    We use this all the time. Last week my 10 year old daughter had terrible stomach pain I took her to the doctor and they couldn't find anything wrong! 2 days later she had it again but worse with diarrhoea and sickness.we ended up in A and E .I do wonder now if this was something to do with it??? It's not on the shelf to buy now either!
  • louie7
    I just called my local Tesco and they have only just been informed. I bought it from them this morning. They said if it has a sell by date of October 2015 not to drink it. The infected bottles also have the following codes on: D4 L006, L003 & L016 Hope this everyone...
    Thank you for the codes and use by date. Have checked my bottle and it's fine. Smells as it should too
  • kayleigh2015
    I've got Morrisons own Apple and black current double strength ...is this the same do u think?
    thats what I have from morrisons it smells alright but does have oct 2015 for date.
  • Fairy82
    I've just spoken to Tesco (on the customer service no above) and they confirmed it was a 'quality issue' and the suppliers have been the ones to recall it to investigate. I was also advised that if my children have been unwell (they both have been sick) to seek advice from the GP. Our bottle stank of gone off fruit and tasted a bit odd - we didn't drink much of it though (but enough obviously for the kids to be ill, especially the 2 year old). Aslo worried because I have drunk some and i'm 12 weeks pregnant. Great!! Let's just hope it's a mixture imbalance rather than a rodent infestation!!
  • irnhoo
    My partner drinks apple and blackcurrant constantly and recently she thought it was the water at my house ,we never gave it a thought that it might be the juice .....
  • charlottepark8
    My Tesco's have taken it off the shelf last night there was roughly about 30 bottled I'm guessing it didn't all get sold. hmm doesn't look good.
  • spluttery
    i foned them up its only certain batches that is affected
  • brynhimself
    This was a twitter reply from tescos this morning @Therealcraigy Hi Craig, we have currently issued a recall on this squash, if you could return it to the store we will issue a refund. So don't drink it take it back or throw it
  • skm77a
    Worryingly the same stuff is sold under different labels at Asda, lidl and aldi. Surely they must recall as well?
    Asda don't sell this. Tesco juice contains aspartame whilst asda doesn't. Therefore not the same product with different label.
  • itsraining
    I just called my local Tesco and they have only just been informed. I bought it from them this morning. They said if it has a sell by date of October 2015 not to drink it. The infected bottles also have the following codes on: D4 L006, L003 & L016 Hope this everyone...
    Thank you for the codes and use by date. Have checked my bottle and it's fine. Smells as it should too
    You're welcome. It's making me wonder about my boys now, they were complaining about tummy ache a lot last month and we had quite a few random vomiting sessions when they seemed otherwise well. I have even stopped my son having milk as I was sure it was that....Pretty sure it's the squash now!
  • radarwood28
    Just got of the phone from Tesco as my children have all been ill this week and the lady i got threw to asked her supervisor and they said yes it is being recalled and if any1 has drunk it and feels unwell then we are to seek medical advice, she also gave me a £15 voucher to use on my next shop and told me to tip the juice down the drain. Can't believe this has happened to such a big company, apperently they are going to properly recall the product by making an announcement on the news.
  • pinkypie
    For those of you saying it's a lie. Why would all these peoples children be being sick from it?! And why would anyone make a lie up like that?! I know I'd rather be safe than sorry when it comes to my child. Lie or not I'll be warning all my friends of this.
  • beccydee
    This made my son really ill with vomiting for 3 days last week!!
  • Baronvon76
    Bloody awful practise tesco. But. If it smells bad, why the hell would you still drink it? Common sense and evolution dictates...if it smells bad don't consume it. I'm not digging anyone out, just pointing out the bloody obvious. I hope all turns out well for all families involved.
  • kayLeighaa
    It's all fake people. Just gossip! it is against the law to not write something about this somewhere in there website. So it's just gossip don't worry urselfs.
  • amci
    Why use diluting juice at all ? Full of sugar and the sugar-free ones are full of nasty aspartame and other substances. Water from the tap is much better for children and they soon get used to the changeover from sweet and sickly 'juices'.
  • cbwillett
    Tesco has a product recall page and it isnt on there ?????????
  • Jacn1976
    Just phoned the number and the lady said it was just this flavour that's been recalled for testing and they've pulled all others of the shelves.... I tipped mine down the sink, the smell it's self told me there was something not quite right... It's really quite worrying..
  • Smlysmy
    I just called my local Tesco and they have only just been informed. I bought it from them this morning. They said if it has a sell by date of October 2015 not to drink it. The infected bottles also have the following codes on: D4 L006, L003 & L016 Hope this everyone...
    Thank you for the codes and use by date. Have checked my bottle and it's fine. Smells as it should too
    nor Where is the codes and dates? I can't see either on bottle. Thanks
  • bellisemo
    I took back 2 bottles last week,i told the assitant it tasted awful and smelt like dog ****,she said it smelt ok but would give me a refund. I had been sick and had lots of diarrhoea for 4-5 days,but feeling better today. I hope they find out what was wrong with it,and tell us the truth
  • tcook12
    I have two 1.5ltr bottles, Just rung tescos apparently the bottles being recalled are the 1.5ltr bottles with expirey date October 2015 on it.
  • ceecee8918
    Don't buy your children crap that is no good for them! Not only are tesco responsible so are you.
  • Shonesbones
    What about tesco everyday value double strength apple and blackcurrant? Is it just that particular bottle ?
  • Moniquee
    I just don't know why anything that contains Aspartame is available to buy. Why would people buy drinks with it in and give it to their children. Nasty chemical and not needed...
  • Lannispinka
    I have just had an online chat with Tesco and they told me it is being recalled. Full refunds will be given in store. My daughter was sick on Saturday for no apparent reason but maybe now I have a reason! Not good.
  • Phrazer99
    I bought tho product on Monday but didn't try it until last night. It smells disgusting, like concentrated bin juice and tastes just as bad. I will be contacting Tesco later today about this as I felt quite unwell for the rest of the night. Not cool!!
  • dangerman1
    And it's got aspartame in it. Like most of them and most of you give that to your kids.
  • SarahW28
    I've literally got a bottle of this in my hand and it smells/tastes fine? Absolutely nothing wrong with it, nor me, my brother and sister's stomachs...
  • xxamzxx
    i have just rung they said there is something wrong with the formula that is giving little ones upset tummys and if this occurs consult a doctor.
  • eagles91
    Hi i'm a freelance journalist looking for people who have been affected by the tescos squash could you give me a call on 023 92820311 if you have please
  • Trev1982
    I have been buying this product due to Robinsons having such high levels of Aspartame, but thanks for the shallow, insensitive and gonky comment, what an ar se hole
    You all should have bought Robinsons then you cheap skates!
  • carny
    The ingredients which are in the bottles that are not foreign should be your main concern when funneling this s*** down your kids necks.
    These were my exact thoughts too haha!! Why would people give this type of juice to a child anyway!
  • winjoe
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    I can assure you this is true.I bought a bottle last week.It stank of rotten cabbage when I opened it.I took it back to tesco and exchanged it for orange juice.If tesco are saying it is a rumour then it is absolutely disgusting and they should be ashamed.
  • athompson
    This is one of staple drinks in our house. I tend not to smell it tbh just down it an last week was ill for couple of days seemed to pick up quickly buy was off the cordial and onto just water. Presumed it was food poisoning as we were all ill but i'm now thinking it wasn't. Our big problem is we put it into our own bottles (glass) for on the work top and I don't think we have the original anymore. We have 5 different cordials in the glass bottles all of which are Tesco. Wonder If they'll take a return poured on the returns counter?
  • gearlski
    I have just returned from Tesco, no knowing about the recall before I went. The product is still available on the shelf although I did not buy any as I have a bottle at home. Is it limited to certain stores?
  • crazzycrow
    My daughter has been sick for 4 days now and we have been giving her this juice. Problem is it could be coincidence
  • Trudz77
    My kids have had almost 2 weeks off school, I thought they had a bug... My eldest son kept saying it taste funny & then he was sick. I just assumed they had a bug but they had been sick & were ok for a few days then sick again!! Having to keep them off another 48 hours after they were sick!! Now thinking of it I had 2 bottles of this that they finished completely I drink water & so would never have smelt or tasted it. I feel bad now for just thinking it was a foul taste in their mouth because they had a bug!! I've bought robinsons from the local shop & after reading this, whether it's the fact they had a bug or it was the juice, I will not be purchasing anymore & running the risk.
  • marmy76
    I thought it smelt funny but my partner said it didn't. so I carried on giving it to him how bad do I feel now! my boys been ok though
  • Trisht
    Like you, I called Tesco and they confirmed the recall even though it is still not on their facebook page or their recall page. They are still deleting peoples comments from their facebook page (mine included). They are behaving really weirdly over this! Why won't they make a more public statement? I told them it would be in their own best interests if they put peoples minds at rest, but their response was quite evasive?!
  • KSlatt
    :p Worryingly this was still on the shelves at my local Tesco an hour ago when I did my shopping!
  • rach2802
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    Definitely not lies I spoje to CS and they confirmed the recall. I have this my choldren hace also drank this but not been ill in any sense. Took mine back to store and got a full refund.
  • danielle8998
    I rang them they confirmed that they have been recalled and if I have any to take it to a tesco store immediately
  • Debbillee
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    I have just rang tesco after reading this and they told me that it's a batch from october last year! They didn't give me the batch number but said posters were being sent to stores today for the recall and it is a quality control matter.
  • stacie1988
    Could orange be bad aswell I opened it last night was up all night with sever vomiting just seen this an thought good job I didnt give son any just incase I wont b given him any now
  • oldie2
    I had a nasty smell when I opened the juice I thought it was my pipes was blocked. The smell was vile. I drank it and ive had belly ache for over a week. I will be returning it back to tesco asap.
    if it smelt vile and you still drank it how stupid are you ? your senses are there for a purpose it it smells rotten then it probably is don't eat it or drink it and definitely dont give it to your kids
  • Smurfetty
    I actually tweeted Tesco last night about this as the juice actually stinks. I was really just having a moan about what I thought was a change of recipe. It smells vile and tastes disgusting! I don't care about getting the money back, it'll cost me more in petrol to return it than it's worth but I hate to think that kids have been made ill, if that's true.
    just take it back when you go shopping there again :-)
  • Zena0110
    I was concerned about the smell, smells like farts if I'm to compare it to something. It clearly been taken off shelves but no explanation as to why? Or whether we need to worry what we've given our children.
  • Nick4pink
    Took mine back yesterday as it smelled horrible - like sick!! Tesco staff said they could smell anything but refunded anyway. Glad I took mine back.
  • emilyd123
    if you thought it smelled bad why are you even giving it to your children?!
  • Rachyh22
    I have just received my online Tesco delivery and my double strength apple & blackcurrent squash was not substituted. It stinks so I will not be trying this and will be phoning Tesco later today!
  • inisia
    GMO.. no?
  • samantha28
    if it was lies so many kids wouldn't be ill and lots of people commenting, tesco would say its a rumour so they can sell there products and kill children to hide there reputation from being ruined. its disgusting how they would risk peoples lives and have some sort of outbreak that could kill many others by selling contaminated products, heartless evil business. i am so glad i dont shop at tesco.
  • Jamesc88
    These drinks usually contain high amounts of aspartame and acesulfame K, these are chemicals companies use in place of sugar so they can class drinks as low sugar or sugar free, they can also cause vomiting among a bunch of other problems. maybe there was too much added or something I can only speculate, either way I'd educate yourself on these chemicals before giving them to your children.
  • helencos27
    just spoke to tesco customer services, it's only the batch Best before end october 2015 affected. And she said it is on the recall list.
  • mia77
    must comment on this - my GOD who in the first place gives this to their children, recall or not, just look at the ingredients for crying out loud!! Water, Apple Juice From Concentrate (24%), Blackcurrant Juice From Concentrate (2%), Acid (Citric Acid), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Colour (Anthocyanins), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Flavouring 1) Aspartame is very bad and carcinogenic, but that is not all, just check this out 2) Sodium Metabisulphite Side Effects: Sodium metabisulfite is a yellowish-colored crystalline powder that emits the smell of sulfur dioxide. This chemical is often used as a preservative, a hair waving agent and as an ensiling agent. It is also used in lotions such as Klaron, which is used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. This chemical can prove to be quite harmful to humans and lead to side effects. Respiratory Tract Irritation. According to Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc., one of the potential side effects of sodium metabisulfite is irritation to the respiratory tract if the chemical is inhaled. You may experience coughing and shortness of breath. In sensitive individuals, an allergic reaction may also occur. Drugs.com states that if the chemical is ingested, an asthmatic reaction is also a possibility in susceptible people. Broncho-constriction and wheezing are also potential side effects of this chemical.
  • Tinkerpuss
    it is not on line if you check
    It is still pictured on line but underneath in red letters it says 'Sorry, this product is currently not available'
  • Steffibug
    I just spoke to customer services and they gave me the batch numbers of those that have been affected. D4 L006 L003 L016 All have the best before date of Oct 15. (You can find these on the bottle)
  • witchferret
    I find it hard to believe that anyone would give this muck to there children as it is full of nasty chemicals such as aspartame, saccharin and other really nasty chemicals that are all proven to be poisonous, stop purchasing this vile chemical filled goup and the shops will have to start stocking stuff with natural flavourings and sweetners like stevia, you are more likely to be setting yourselves and your children up for illnesses and possibly even cancer by keep giving the chemicals that is in all these cheap processed foods. It's time to say no to these supermarkets and make them bring in more natural healthy produce without the chemicals!!!
  • Frescos
    Tesco's squash still contains aspartame which Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons do not use in their own brand products for the various health reasons, it's linked to cancer, MS, etc. etc. Tesco use it because it's cheaper. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food.aspx That is reason enough to avoid Tesco squash.
  • gbizz666
    anyone who gives this to their kids should re-evaluate themselves - have you read the ingredients on the back? may as well put ur kid on 20 malboro red a day and tell them it's refreshing. Peace x
  • THEREALTRUTH22222
    On twitter Tesco have confirmed the Apple and Blackcurrant flavor has been recalled due to quality reasons on the taste and has nothing to do with any health issues. If you have already been drinking it then you will be okay, sounds like a batch has been really off putting, smelt/tasted really bad and people have been returning them.
  • debbiesmiler
    At the end of the day, there is nothing natural in these drinks, it is all chemicals, lets stick to water eh?
  • L4ur41987
    My parner has just rang 0800 505555 and we have been told not to allow our children to drink the product and told that if we take the bottles back to our local Tescos store and a refund will be given for the bottles that we have. We haven't been given and reason for this just that there is an on going investigation with the product
  • Skinnylink60
    Would everyone please note that it is the NO ADDED SUGAR juice this refers to. It is still on their web page but says it is out of stock, not that they have none because it was rancid and dangerous! http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=263588172&sc_cmp=tp4_aff_2311523
  • LauraHugs
    i have spoken to Tesco and they have confirmed this is true but it's only the apple and black currant they are recalling. I advised them they need to update their website because as yet it is not on there. Hope this helps x
  • joannt30
    Screw you tesco and stinking foreign spar get out
    what does spar have to do with this exactly !!
  • drewsteruk
    Just read this on the FB page: Just spoken to my local Tesco customer service, they read me the email they have and it just says that the blackcurrant and apple double strength sugar free squash is being recalled due to a bad taste and funny smell. They said it's only they flavour and that anyone feeling ill should seek medical advice! Apparently blackcurrant and other flavours not affected.
  • BDawg2
    I rang Tesco - it's a quality issue from the supplier...not a microbiological one. There was an issue with the formulation which might have effected the smell and taste which can upset the stomachs of some children (just the smell of drinking something smelly), but it is not a microbiological issue which would cause stomach upset
  • LilaEngel
    Wouldn't buy it at any time anyway. All Tesco drinks are sweetened with ASPARTAME which can cause neurological problems. None of the other supermarket own brands have it nowadays for that very reason, so what's Tesco's excuse?
  • Zena0110
    Actually, thinking about it, my son was poorly last week for several days. I thought it was his Abdominal migraines, but they never ever last more than a few hours. This tummy ache and nausea lasted 3-4 days till the weekend when we spent most of it at my parents home. Where he would have a different drink. The doctor put him on medication now I'm starting to wonder if he should have them at all, if only I'd known sooner. Damn Tesco they should have said something then nothing.
  • Fay77
    I've been drinking this throughout my pregnancy & noticed last few weeks I've been 'craving it more' but been suffering with stomach issues more !! I'm 37 weeks pregnant now but getting nothing from Tesco !! It's not just children that are a worry it's now scaring crap out of me as an adult & concern for my unborn baby !!! Come on TESCO what's the deal !!! Are we at risk or not !!
  • papples
    Is it just this flavour as i just have the blackcurrant one my daughter has been vomiting for 24 hours thank you
    mate if your daughter has been vomiting for 24 hours I dont think an online forum is the most important thing to do right now. Take her to the doctor's and then phone tescos directly and ask them yourself. Jesus christ she's ill, not complaining about the taste.
  • loopylou1810
    I've just received the following informationetworks from tesco about the recall: Apple & blackcurrant are the only ones affected. 1.5L bottles with Best before date of Oct 2015 & batch number D4LOO6 750ml batch numbers L003 & L016 We have had a phonecall from our local hospital stating that my 8 month old daughter has Ecoli. The only thing different in her diet this week is this squash! Needless to say, all hell is breaking loose here at the moment.
  • Hollymichaelleo
    [quote]This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord.. How can it be lies if people are claiming that it smells!
  • Clare1974
    ive just called Tesco and was advised its just the bottles of Apple & Blackcurrant with a best before October 2015 that have been recalled. Hope this helps!
  • bigyin200
    If this turns out to br whats made my 3yr old so ill the last 2weeks will be taking this alot further !!
  • kate345
    Does anyone know about the Tesco value double strength variety of this?
  • kelsey22
    Try feeding your kids water instead. Have you looked at the ingredients in s*** like this? 'Foreign antibodies' may be making you sick in the short term, but please think about what all the other chemical components are doing to your kids, and what effects they will have in the long term.
  • kellyhappymummy
    We have this juice and ours smells fine and we have had it for weeks now its nearlly down to bottom I dont like apple and blackcurrant I'm not a juice drinker but my son drinks it and its neve made him sick
  • leemelia54
    I have just been on the phone to Tesco's and they are saying it is true and even though its a general recall only bottles with the expiry date of oct 15 are the effected bottles.
  • 6216anita
    We use this all the timd! My 10 year old was suffering from really bad stomach pain took her to the doctors and couldn't find anything wrong! 2 days later she had the pains again with terrible stomach and sickness ! We ended up in A and E .wonder if this has anything to do with it?
    What happened at A&E? My son and I have had bad stomach pains since last week, he is also unable to go to the toilet properly. Bit worrying isn't it?
  • jerry10
    I actually tweeted Tesco last night about this as the juice actually stinks. I was really just having a moan about what I thought was a change of recipe. It smells vile and tastes disgusting! I don't care about getting the money back, it'll cost me more in petrol to return it than it's worth but I hate to think that kids have been made ill, if that's true.
    At least, whatever is causing them to be ill, is making them throw this vile stuff back up. All the other horrendous ingredients stay in their bodies for much longer... have you thought about the effects this is having on them long term!?!?
  • chalkwhite
    I don't have the information for the 750ml bottles (other than there's unaffected batches still on sale). For the more popular 1.5L bottles it's only batch code L006 that's affected (this 4 digit code can be found with the best before date on the neck of the bottle). No other flavours are affected.
  • foz34
    I've just brought a bottle of this just now!! I'll be taking it back!
  • TCD23564
    Very constructive. NOT!!!
  • jewellerygirl
    Worryingly the same stuff is sold under different labels at Asda, lidl and aldi. Surely they must recall as well?
    I bought some of this from lidl a while ago which smelled foul when it was opened. It was immediately thrown down the sink. I didn't realise it was made in the same place.
  • chappers12
    I bought two bottles of this last week and we're on the second one. Smells fine to me and myself and all three of my children have been drinking it.....we're all fine. Tesco are a multinational company if there was a problem they would have a duty to report it. Be interesting to see if any more is said.
  • janet48
    We have been buying Tesco everyday value apple and blackcurrant is that ok.
  • ryanshan
    marie 1987 - very strange as I've just spoken to my tesco who have told me that it is recalled - it isn't down to being contaminated with anything, but ithey think it's down to the mixing of one of the flavours. I was advised to seek medical advice as both myself and son feel sick !!! Tescos need to get a hold of tris and let us know what's going on. I was only told about the mixing error when I asked what I was supposed to tell the Dr when 'seeking medical advice' - it is under investigation. Tescos have lost my business, not because they made a mistake - that can happen - but because they are so obviously trying to cover it up
    . YEAH mixing error.. They mixed in drain water by mistake going by the smell..
  • Shellaceface89
    I bought this the other week for my boys and as soon as i opened it to do them a drink the smell was not plesant at all and tast was horrible!!!!
  • lauras6979
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    then why is it not available in the store or online? It does seem odd!
  • michala154
    what is actually wrong witht he squash? I bought some, and thought it smelt and tasted odd but thought it was me? I have 4 girls how have been quite unwell, headaches,, chesty, my 3rd daughter has been very lethargic and an increase in her seizures due to being unwell
  • Lacey1489
    I've just phoned and it is bottles date oct 2015
  • cupcakeclare
    yet another Tesco balls up! They buy cheap crap & sell it for profit...hopefully as they are now the least popular shop around they'll go out of business soon for being to greedy money wise & too negligent for health/safety for their customers. Hate the shop, they have no ethics whatsoever.
  • mikey5869
    Perhaps this has to do with the various varieties of apples being recalled too? Granny Smith and Gala have been pulled if American imports
    no they havent, i work for tesco and there has been no epw on any fruit of any sort
  • jojo8477
    my son has been drinking this juice and the last 48hours hes been on bed rest due to being sick headache and fever his blood and samples of juice have been sent to the lab if it has turned out to be that has caused it i will be suing tesco
  • Phoenix1985
    Why on earth would anyone drink this garbage in the first place?! Water, Apple Juice From Concentrate (24%), Blackcurrant Juice From Concentrate (2%), Acid (Citric Acid), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Colour (Anthocyanins), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Flavouring
  • Nowens1
    I have just done a chat online with tesco and they have said it has been recalled And it is a formulation issue can cause vomiting in sensitive people. I have a print screen of the conversation and print out of the same conversation. It is true.
  • Tasha1995
    You all should have bought Robinsons then you cheap skates!
    Some poeple cant offered it sometimes or its just a pick up through the week
  • Thuglife
    Oh gosh!! I just heard that its possible HORSE BLOOD used for the red colouring. Damn the horse meat scandal lives on.
  • Itsobvious
    The ingredients which are in the bottles that are not foreign should be your main concern when funneling this s*** down your kids necks.
    My thoughts exactly. Well done sir, you're one of the few that get it.
  • Amandaweekes
    I just took my two bottles back. There was none on the shelf in the store.. There were blue labels covering the normal yellow labels on the shelf. The double strength BLACKCURRANT also had the same label and again there was none on the shelf. Apparently it's only certain batches but they took both my bottles back even though they said it was only one that was affected. Also one bottle was half full. Swapped for robinsons!
  • missdanni
    Could this be affecting any other a&b cordi from other supermarkets? My 2 ur old has been horrendously ill this weekend.....vomiting etc and we thought it was norvovirus, however neither me nor my partner or our baby son has caught anything and the 2 year old drinks Apple and blackcurrant cordial....got me wondering now!
  • crazyparents
    You must be crazy giving this drink to your choldren anyway:D
  • sensiblemum1
    Ladies I have spoken to Tesco 1.5l and 750ml bottles with use by date Oct 15 Return to store Precautionary rather than major problem
  • Stevestout
    We purchased this 2 weeks ago and noticed it smelt like veg we have drunk half the bottle and the four of us have been feeling sick . Concerned now that this could harm my pregnant wife ,what's your response tesco?
  • cazzy1982
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    i think Tesco are lying, i have this stuff n it stinks, smells like rotten veg/eggs, its vile, it never used to n my son has been unwell after drinking it
  • Carrieb46
    I did have a bottle but as soon as I opened it I new there was some thing not right as it was stinking so I stuck down the sink thank god I did
  • mabroon
    Terrible response from Tesco - they must know hundreds (possibly thousands) of children have been possibly affected yet they are doing their best to keep this quiet and hidden. Nothing on their product recall page (except a steam iron) and they are deleting comments about the recall from their facebook page.
    I would expect better from Tesco! Bloody shameful!
    Bloody shocking !!!!. Risking Kids....
  • Samski87
    Could orange be bad aswell I opened it last night was up all night with sever vomiting just seen this an thought good job I didnt give son any just incase I wont b given him any now
    If you think it is, I would phone customer services or take it back to the store, just in case because maybe they haven't realised yet.
  • Leannedavies88
    What about the summer fruits flavour is that ok?
  • Jamielyn48
    My tastes and smells fine
  • Malfice
    We use the tesco everday apple and blackcurrant squash. I take it this is not affected?
    I'd change, just to be safe.
  • mamacat
    I have a half drank bottle of this in my cupboard. I bought it for a kids party on the 17th where 20 kids drank it.....
  • Xxjoeyxx
    This item is stil available at my local stores....why?!? sounds dangerous if its inducing vomiting..... i had a vomiting bug several weeks ago but i buy this all the time, havent used for a while,wont be using again,terrible that tesco are still selling this
    it is only one dated bottle that is affected. Your stores bottles may be fine
  • bluesilver2005
    The ingredients which are in the bottles that are not foreign should be your main concern when funneling this s*** down your kids necks.
    You've hit the nail on the head my friend!
  • Pitufina
    I am actually surprised that parents buy this for their children in the first place... Eeeks!
  • Anon2k15
    They are bound to keep it quiet... they're smack bang in the middle of closing stores and laying off workers so the likelihood of them publicly admitting such a catastrophic product issue is highly unlikely!
  • Toni89
    if ppl are worried send ur juice to the environmental health ppl
  • GetItTested
    Someone, or a group of people, or a newspaper MUST carry out a private test on this defective product to actually find out what is wrong with it. You can NOT expect to get the truth from Tesco. They are a business in pursuit of the maximum amount of profit, and food/drink contamination scandals can seriously damage their bottom line.
  • ahoole
    My daughter had vomiting and diarrhoea mysteriously we gad no idea what caused it and the rest pf us were fine l, she had drank some of this squash didn't realise until I saw this posted on facebook..
  • pippadip
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    How can it be lies when so many people on here have stated that they have tasted and smelt the juice being terrible and thrown it away.
  • fayemous
    I think you mean the fact it has been recalled is lies. I am awaiting a call back from tesco regarding 6 bottles I took back yesterday (before seeing this) all of the above comments fit with mine. I only drink this squash and was ill 2 days ago after drinking it! I am never I'll!!!! There was none on the shelf when I went to replace it with one of a different batch number so we shall wait and see what feedback I get!
  • Alex1987
    We live in a world where food and drink is mass produced! I can't understand why folk are so surprised that from the to time something goes wrong..
  • rosannap
    Is it all flavours of the double strength been taken recalk or only the aople and blackcurrant?
    just the apple and blackurrsnt the blackcurrant one is fine
  • akbar1
    my childs terribly ill i want to sue them
  • terri1an
    I returned a bottle for that reason my son had said it was disgusting ..when I returned it back to Tesco I asked if they have had any complaints or returns ...but of course they hadn't told me they would send if off to be tested and did I want the report but it could take up tp 6 months but unlucky for them I said yes
  • Roids123
    i got about 5 bottles! I love the stuff! Better than any drink yeah some of it smells but who cares drink up mmmmmmmm
  • Princess78
    We had a bottle of this last week and it smelt of rotten eggs I am so glad I don't let my children drink !!
  • BeckyBedford
    To all the smart **** suggesting people are cheap skates and should have bought Robinsons, not only are such comments of no help at all to concerned parents but I would also like to point out that it is thanks to my frugal budgeting that my children are not affected as the Everyday Value Apple and Blackcurrant is fine. I've just had it confirmed by Tesco and it is still available to purchase online. So in this case it paid to downgrade, in more ways than one ;-) Seriously though, I do hope that Tesco opens up about the offending foreign bodies as soon as lab tests are complete so that those affected can be given any additional treatment. It is a big worry and I sympathise with all those affected. It is a valid point though that this is a supplier issue really, and who knows what other supermarkets have the same suppliers for their equivalent squash?
  • Bubbas
    Sorry but is it just me? Surely if when you opened a bottle of something (in this case squash) and it smelt "vile" "bad" "like rotten eggs" etc, and perhaps by trying a sip you wouldn't consider using it yourself, why on earth would you still go ahead and give it to your kids to drink?
  • emjejabeha
    Is it all flavours of the double strength been taken recalk or only the aople and blackcurrant?
  • Soso17
    It surprises me the amount of people who said how bad it smelt, then drank it anyway and even gave it to their children! Surely if it smells that bad you would take it back or even pour it away rather than continue to drink it! I know I wouldn't
  • staceys31
    I noticed a funny smell wen i opened the lid of my daughters cup, but thankfully no voming....... ill take it straight back
  • Soso17
    I did have a bottle but as soon as I opened it I new there was some thing not right as it was stinking so I stuck down the sink thank god I did
    So somebody does have common sense, I'm more shocked about the fact the people say it smells like rotten veg, eggs etc, yet continued to drink it and give it to their children! People saying they'll sue! First thing they'll be asked is why the drank it when it smelt bad....knowing that something potentially wasn't right... Would people eat things such as meat that smelt bad?!
  • danniibobs
    I have just rang tescos this is TRUE they are advising to seek medical attention if anyone is vomiting or complaining of being unwell its a quality issue but she wouldn't tell me what so all iv been told to do is take it back for a refund cheers then tesco you really know how to make one feel happy and content in buying your products :(
  • Sara15
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    Just rang my local tesco they said certain batches with the date oct 15 were being recalled
  • Lala1977
    It is not lies. I have just spoken to tesco customer services and she gave me the batch numbers with which there was a recall and asked me to take mine back to the store as it is from one of these batches I must admit it doesn't smell great.
  • chelseagirl76
    I have a bottle of this at home and it smells and tasts perfectly fine, no issues with it!
  • zillylilly20
    i bought it on Friday online and tried it on Saturday. The smell wasn't immediately obvious as I don't go round sniffing drinks! When I had one mouthful I thought ewwww this tastes like mouldy smelly cheese! I went to smell the drink which was bad and then the bottles, they were both worse. The water had just dampened down the smell. I called Tesco online and they asked for the barcode in case they got more complaints and asked me to pour it away and gave me a full refund and an extra £5 for the inconvenience caused. I thought they dealt with it very well and were very apologetic. Good job I just had one mouthful as I'd have been vomiting too! Pouring it away was horrific as it stunk the kitchen out. How can this have happened? If you call Tesco and give the barcode then you should get a refund.
  • AliM67
    Have just phoned Tesco at Sunbury and a very helpful man told me it's just the ones that are no added sugar double concentrate apple and blackcurrant use by Oct 2015. All sizes
  • cabe57
    My granddaughter age six has had vomiting and swollen and bleeding lips since drinking this.
  • disgustedmum
    Shouldn't have take it out on tesco they are only the seller not the producer of the product
    when it's making people ill and they're hiding it, tesco can get all the grief in the world.
  • izzyellie1
    It smells like cats wee
  • lindao
    I took two bottles back to my local tecos the customer service rep was ignorant when I asked her to smell it said she had no Smell iN her nose how lucky was she
  • GenWilliamTaggart
    Tesco are not the only ones to get cagey about this sort of thing, Waitrose never published that 2 years ago the Heston salmon was causing cases of listeria. I am only guessing, but it sounds like Tesco have been sourcing their apples from the USA, of which Gala and Granny smiths have been banned in several countries over listeria contamination. It is important to notify your GP if you have consumed this drink, explain to them what you have consumed and that you think it may be listeria. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listeria as it could develop in to Listeriosis. For those not in specific risk categories, it will be like the worst food poisoning ever.
  • tan1972
    Worryingly the same stuff is sold under different labels at Asda, lidl and aldi. Surely they must recall as well?
    Asda don't sell this. Tesco juice contains aspartame whilst asda doesn't. Therefore not the same product with different label.
    Thats good to hear wish all mums new about aspartame
  • sausage10890
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2930165/Tesco-recalls-fruit-drinks-foreign-bodies-unusual-smell-parents-complain-children-sick.html
  • sumners07
    I have one of these on my kitchen side we have 5 children I have used a few times and relied it has a funny smell so stopes using it so would like to know what I have been giving my children
  • DrIsaacs
    You shouldn't be buying this stuff for your children regardless of a recall, it's filled with aspartame and other toxic chemicals (sucralose, saccharin etc.) which are destroying your children's health and cognitive development. Do some research. Almost anything which boasts 'no added sugar' should be avoided, especially if you plan on giving it to your young. Unless of course it uses NATURAL sweeteners, in which case it will be clearly labelled. Dr. Isaacs
  • abcdef260747
    WE SHOP AT TESCO ARBROATH IF WE RETURN APPLE/BLACKCURRANT WILL THEY ACCEPT
  • DadsNursery
    There was nothing "official" from Tesco regarding this so I double checked with them on Twitter. Received the following response from them: We’re investigating complaints about Tesco No Added Sugar Double Concentrate Apple and Blackcurrant 750ml and 1.5l. We have withdrawn the product from sale. You can always return a product if you’re not satisfied or have any concerns
  • Bushypie
    I rang tesco this morning and they refused to tell me what was in the squash. They would only tell me that it is something to do with the blackcurrants, so I'd be careful on any of their squashes in that brand containing blackcurrant. My son has been really Ill for a week now and they didn't even apologise, just told me to take my bottles into my local store where I'd have to complete some paperwork! Disgusting customer service
  • lammy225
    Just spoke to Tesco's, it is apparently just the bottles marked October 2015
  • kay9999
    Batch number l006 l007 l017 are effected. Apparently its a withdrawal not a recall yet asked why no information and they didn't have a answer
  • Natalie3720
    My daughter has had an upset stomach for a week now and my son refuses to drink this squash. It does smell awful!! Shame on Tescos.....
  • insideinformation
    The supplier put in the wrong ingredient by mistake. This has given the batch a funny smell and taste. The ingredient in question is used in other food stuffs and is in no way harmfull. It was one batch.
  • insideinformation
    Is it all flavours of the double strength been taken recalk or only the aople and blackcurrant?
    just the App/BlackC
  • insideinformation
    Perhaps this has to do with the various varieties of apples being recalled too? Granny Smith and Gala have been pulled if American imports
    Nothing to do with it.
  • insideinformation
    My granddaughter age six has had vomiting and swollen and bleeding lips since drinking this.
    Won't be anything to do with the drink!
  • Nicola1708
    I've been off work for a couple of days with nausea, and a bad stomach. Been drinking more squash to keep rehydrated. So sounds like I've been taking more of what made me sick in the first place!!
  • kp7899
    I'm a little annoyed at Tesco. We orded 2 btls of this last night to collect today at noon, when I got there I wasn't told of any problems and just went on my way. It wasnt till I read this on FB that I opened the btl and it stunk. I already have a half open btl of this so had no reason to open the new one for a while so could have easily not known about the issue at all. What has annoyed me is it seems tesco knew about a problem and had plenty of opportunity to pull this from my order and sub it for another juice but they didn't.
  • amylouise1982
    Tesco are closeing alot of there stores so at the moment are not interested in anymore bad publicity so this is why i expect they are keeping it hush hush. I think its disgusting that there not making it aware to everybody seeing as its causeing illness especially in children. Im just happy that i use high juice for my 18 month old x
  • bilcombe
    Tesco said the additive, Dimethyl Disulphide, had been added to the squash in error.
  • WillyChin
    Genuine, on BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31026486
  • AsdaEmployee
    Worryingly the same stuff is sold under different labels at Asda, lidl and aldi. Surely they must recall as well?
    I can assure you as I work for ASDA that our products come from different manufacturers. Lidl and Aldi i'm unsure of.
  • bill125
    I gave my 3 children a drink of this juice last week and then later that same night they were abducted by aliens. Tesco have been fairly unhelpful. Should I be worried?
  • simon2007
    My kids have had bad tummies for 3 days, checked the bottle we had opened and it smells terrible. Never buy it again. We had another unopened bottle ready for action so opened it to check, my goodness! what a terrible smell. Going to return them tomorrow. We need to know what the extra ingredient is as it smells like gone off water with a hint of potty. Guessing Tesco will sweep this under their rather lumpy carpets. In this case Every Little Doesn't Help. Thanks again Tesco's for blanking this problem, you need customers and this isn't going to help you at all.
  • emblack74
    My son had a huge allergic reaction from this on Saturday.
  • mummytodylan
    I called Tesco head office earlier as I had a unopened bottle of this, i was told to take it back to Tesco, I did open it after they said it. It stinks. Ita awful. I tipped mine down my sink due to probably cost more in fuel to take one bottle back. Hopefully other parents see this...x
  • sunshinetrying
    I actually tweeted Tesco last night about this as the juice actually stinks. I was really just having a moan about what I thought was a change of recipe. It smells vile and tastes disgusting! I don't care about getting the money back, it'll cost me more in petrol to return it than it's worth but I hate to think that kids have been made ill, if that's true.
  • sunshinetrying
    I actually tweeted Tesco last night about this as the juice actually stinks. I was really just having a moan about what I thought was a change of recipe. It smells vile and tastes disgusting! I don't care about getting the money back, it'll cost me more in petrol to return it than it's worth but I hate to think that kids have been made ill, if that's true.
    I would take it back as they can dispose of it the right way, do it when you go back for your next shop.
  • Louisa32
    I'm pregnant and have been drinking this for about three weeks it absaloutely stinks but because it tasted ok I drank it better not affect my baby!
  • Dionr343
    It does happier to stuff
  • hoaxslayer
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31026486 This is not a hoax Marie1987 it is on the bbc news website!!
  • witchwinkle
    Can hardly be lies if everyone is suffering the same thing.
  • hoaxslayer
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    No it isn't lies....see attached link on bbc news site! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31026486
  • tuner91
    I have just had an interesting live chat with Tesco help. They said: Another food ingredient has been included in the manufacturing process by mistake which has resulted in an adverse aroma. There is no food safety risk from this ingredient that is routinely used in other food products. The product contains dimethyl disulphide which is an ingredient normally used in savoury products to impart a garlic odour. It was used in this product in place of dimethyl sulphide which is the correct ingredient. These ingredients are declared on the label as 'flavourings'. If you have been feeling unwell we advise seeking medical advice from your GP The Live chat also said it smells like Garlic. THAT IS NOT THE SMELL I HAVE HERE. It smells like poo water. Ok so its the wrong chemical added and it might normally be used in food stuffs but in what quantities. My kids have all had tummy aches and one has been sick, hope its a bug and nothing to with this. Tesco should post a recall notice on their site. Very poor customer relations.
  • witchwinkle
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    is hardly lies. It's been on the BBC news. Why would everyone else lie about feeling ill?
  • fozzybear19
    You shouldn't be buying this stuff for your children regardless of a recall, it's filled with aspartame and other toxic chemicals (sucralose, saccharin etc.) which are destroying your children's health and cognitive development. Do some research. Almost anything which boasts 'no added sugar' should be avoided, especially if you plan on giving it to your young. Unless of course it uses NATURAL sweeteners, in which case it will be clearly labelled. Dr. Isaacs
    Spot on. The additive (chemical) that was found in the squash is called Dimethyl Disulphide. Google it. It apparently has many uses including oil refining and pesticides. Quite what this is doing in our food and drink, I don't know!
  • Humphreysdon
    I wonder if this is the same as the asdas one I use both and I believe them to be made from the same supplier ?
  • kaz1269
    That explains why Me and my 1 and 3 years old sons have been being sick,and they kept crying!! so I assumed it was the cramping tummy pains that i was experiencing,I originally thought it was a bug wouldn't have guessed it was the damn squash!!how can this happen?? Grrrrr
  • nagy
    my son has been so sick due to drinking this didnt know thats what the cause of the sickness was until we seen this on hot deals
    all our family has been sick and poorly tummy
  • Rugby123
    I've got this at home, but mine seem's fine. Bought mine a while back !!!!! How long has the bad one been on shelves????
  • mummytori
    We bought blackcurrent and apple from ASDA and my daughter opens it and says mum this doesnt taste very nice...it was vial and then I've had the runs for like 2 days...we were going to take it back but now this all makes sense :S
  • Ldiablo
    "It is an approved additive and poses no food safety risk. However, it does have a strong odour, similar to garlic which customers are likely to find unpleasant," a spokesperson said. This is from the bbc website. so you'll hve to find something else to blame your upset stomachs and allergic reactions to as it is an approved additive which will be found in Lots of the stuff you consume
  • Alexandercuk
    Marie1987 it's all over the internet on mamy websites.
  • pallmall33
    I have been vomiting for 24 hours after drinking this!
  • Rchalklen
    I poured mine away a few days ago after my daughter complained it didn't taste right, and she usually loves this juice. So I tested it and it did smell 'off' and didn't taste right. Both my kids have had dodgy stomachs, although they both seem fine now.
  • NicT273
    This is lies there is nothing on the website or facebook about a recall so I telephoned them up and they said that it was just a viral rumour from some people started on a message baord
    So how do you explain the message above from a member of staff, stating that they were pouring it down the drain in the store where she works and it smelt like rotten eggs??
  • bigmattx
    Terrible response from Tesco - they must know hundreds (possibly thousands) of children have been possibly affected yet they are doing their best to keep this quiet and hidden. Nothing on their product recall page (except a steam iron) and they are deleting comments about the recall from their facebook page.
    I would expect better from Tesco! Bloody shameful!
    Why would you expect anything from Tesco, they lied to their own shareholders for the last few years about billoions of pounds going arwy. No company has morals because companies are psychopathic by their very nature.
  • Anjelicals
    Why would you give this to your kids anyway? Look at the contents list. So many chemicals and artificial sweeteners. Poison.
  • Trac2004
    Is it the double strength black currant as well, only my daughter has been complaining of stomach ache on and off for the last week and I've been wondering what's been causing it? If it's this I'm not bothard about the money but think Tesco are out of order for not advertising the recall
  • Lucy80
    i bought a juice from Tesco in the cupboard juice aisle, and when i poured it out it looked kinda greenish which was odd because it was supposed to be apple and raspberry juice which is usually pinkish. so i checked the sell by date and to my horror it was over a YEAR out of date. i had drank about an inch and was okay luckily but i was absolutely furious. what's worse is that i marched the drink back to Tesco with the receipt to prove it wasn't just an old drink and that the bar codes added up, and they told me they had to take it off me. Which i was not happy to do at all! they BRIBED me with a 70 pound gift card! looks like they really are trying to hide their shame. i did take the bribe because it was a bloody good deal for a drink worth a couple of pounds. This current story is absolutely disgusting and they ought to be shut down until some actual on-going training is put in place and DAILY checks are done in all departments.
  • sixchickens
    I told stafford store three times well over a year ago. Pushed a refund at me never purchased since. I advised they should contact supplier and head office but they were not interested at all . They should listen to customers I dont shop any where as much now in tesco as I used to.
  • sixchickens
    Its not lies . I had blackcurrent/blackcurrant and apple and cherry and berry they were all tge same bad smell and taste . I tried three times but each time I took them back and told store they should contact head office and supplier nothing was done . Its not just the blackcurrant and apple !
  • D1ano
    Just been down tesco,s they are saying they have not heard about this recall but they have cleared the shelf & on the tesco's internet shopping, I'm taking it to head office as me and my daughter have been sick after we have drunk this product they said that people have been vomiting and what date the bottle they were recalling & I have phoned doctors to see if I can get a blood test with a sample of the apple & black current, There are more people that have reported this to there doctors (DO NOT DRINK THIS) please share
  • Mclellan
    I never drink the stuff but I did over a couple of days it did stink but as I'm not a user wasn't sure if this was the norm I am 33 and now laid up in bed being sick and upset stomach My son is 1 and his nappies are to be desired and my daughter is 3 and complaining if a sore tummy all three of us consumed Thai juice The other 5 family members that didn't are all fine
  • Paula2020
    Attention all Mum's who's family have been ill after drinking this Tesco Juice - get your kids to the doctor and please don't give up on your complaint with Tesco and get compensated because Dimethyl Disulphide is a toxic chemical used in the petrochemical industry that Tesco are now saying was put in the juice by error! Read below and you'll see what I mean. After seeing this recall on the news today, I was shocked to learn that Dimethyl Disulphide is commonly used in other food products?! Dimethyl Disulphide is a toxic chemical used in the petrochemical industry for goodness sake!! Tesco are complete morons and so is their public relations department! It's not brain science to work this one out, but to think that Tesco feel that members of the public are stupid enough as them to believe their cover-up nonsense saying that it poses no health safety risk?! Read this chemical fact sheet below: It could give you Cancer - no wonder 1 in 3 people have Cancer if this type of toxic stuff is being put in our food products! What else are they adding?! Dimethyl disulfide SPRI Emission Reporting Threshold 1.00 Kg/yr Pollutant Emissions to Air What is it? Under normal conditions, Dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) is a pale yellow liquid, which has a strong, unpleasant smell. It evaporates easily and boils at 116 degrees celsius. Both the liquid and vapours are highly flammable. It does not dissolve well in water, but is soluble in most organic (carbon-containing) solvents. DMDS is one of a group of substances known as the volatile organic compounds (VOCs). What is it used for? DMDS is used in the petrochemical industry for oil-refining and the production of low sulfur fuels. It is also used to make a variety of important chemicals in the chemical industry (including the pesticide, Fenthion), as a solvent and as an anti-corrosion agent in metallic machinery. Where does it come from? The most significant releases of DMDS will occur from industrial and petrochemical facilities producing or using it. Small amounts are released when coal and fuels oils are burned. DMDS is also released as a result of natural microbial decay in soils, marshes, landfills and also in the digestive tracts of animals. How might it affect the environment? Typically low environmental levels of DMDS are unlikely to harm the environment. Exposure to high concentrations (as a result of an accidental spill) will however be toxic to wildlife. DMDS is released predominantly to the air, where it is diluted and broken down fairly rapidly. The unpleasant smell associated with DMDS may be considered an environmental problem in the vicinity of any release. As a VOC, DMDS can be involved in the formation of ground level ozone which can cause damage to crops and materials. It is not considered likely that DMDS pollution has any effects on the global environment. How might exposure to it affect human health? Dimethyl disulphide can enter the body either by inhalation of air containing dimethyl disulphide, ingestion of contaminated water, or by dermal contact with dimethyl sulphide. Inhalation of dimethyl sulphide can irritate the respiratory tract. Aspiration of dimethyl sulphide in to the lungs may lead to inflammation and accumulation of fluid in the lungs. Ingestion of dimethyl disulphide can cause skin irritation. Eye contact can also cause irritation. What steps are being taken to limit the potential impacts? Releases of DMDS are regulated through the UK Pollution, Prevention and Control (PPC) Regulations. As a VOC, levels of DMDS in air are also controlled through the UK National Air Quality Strategy. The main international legislation regulating levels of VOCs such as DMDS is the UN/ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.
  • scousy22
    Tesco in Port Glasgow says its a" load of rubbish " and they're still selling it
  • tj130
    DIMETHYL DISULFIDE is the chemical that has MISTAKENLY been put into the squash. I have taken mine along with the Lemon squash back to my local store. Have no confidence in Tesco's.
  • Diddo
    Dimethyl disulphide is commonly used in food and drink products. It is approved and obviously used in a different way to one of the above posts. The food standards agency have not raised any concerns over the incident. Can think of many other additives in this drink such as aspartame-which can lead to various health problems cancer etc, and it seems many of the people on this forum are more than happy to give this to their children. There may not be any initial illness such a vomiting from aspartame intake but the later affects can be much worse. Should maybe consider that
  • thecynicalsaint
    The people moaning about being ill after drinking it despite it smelling "off" or "horrendous" - use a bit of common sense! Yes this shouldn't have happened, but why would you still drink something (or allow your children to drink something) that smelt bad?! It's a bit too convenient to place ALL the blame on Tesco, take some responsibility for your decision to drink something that didn't smell or taste right. The people moaning about chemicals in their drink - read the ingredients list for the things you buy and question what each of them is. If you buy processed crap like this most (if not all) of the ingredients will be artificial. If you can't be bothered to do some research into what you are eating and drinking and choose accordingly then things like this are bound to happen. And do you really think Dimethyl Disulfide is the only bad thing in these types of products?!
  • SDA123
    "It is an approved additive and poses no food safety risk. However, it does have a strong odour, similar to garlic which customers are likely to find unpleasant," a spokesperson said. This is from the bbc website. so you'll hve to find something else to blame your upset stomachs and allergic reactions to as it is an approved additive which will be found in Lots of the stuff you consume
    If you look up the actual chemical you'll find that ingestion can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, sickness and may effect the central nervous system. The First Aid procedures being; Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention. So its quite possible (we don't know how much of the additive found its way into the squash) that ingesting it in the juice even diluted could make children and some adults ill.
  • Soloz
    The people moaning about being ill after drinking it despite it smelling "off" or "horrendous" - use a bit of common sense! Yes this shouldn't have happened, but why would you still drink something (or allow your children to drink something) that smelt bad?! It's a bit too convenient to place ALL the blame on Tesco, take some responsibility for your decision to drink something that didn't smell or taste right. The people moaning about chemicals in their drink - read the ingredients list for the things you buy and question what each of them is. If you buy processed crap like this most (if not all) of the ingredients will be artificial. If you can't be bothered to do some research into what you are eating and drinking and choose accordingly then things like this are bound to happen. And do you really think Dimethyl Disulfide is the only bad thing in these types of products?!
    Exactly what I have been saying! Tesco have now released a statement stating an additive used in different products was mistakenly added to the apple and black current. It poses no risk and you will all more than likely consume it in the addictive ridden products you most likely buy aswell as this one. So for those with allergic reactions vomiting etc, it is highly unlikely to be because of this really due to its regular use Tesco will mention going to the doctors as a precaution. Given that you drink the rubbish like aspartame in these drinks anyway, I can only assume you don't really know what your consuming in the first place. And just to reiterate what thecynicalist said, why on earth did you drink it in the first place, where's the common sense on here! "It smelled awful like rotten eggs" it smelt like sewage water" the next day we were vomiting. Although from the reports it's unlikely it was caused by the drink, what else would you expect
  • unhappymummy
    The chemical found in the squash is dimethyl disulphide, its in the papers today, my son has been ill for weeks now, I've launched a proper investigation with tesco as potentially my son & many others may have been poisoned as the chemical is a pesticide & a pollutant!
  • Unkwn
    If it is as the BBC website references "Dimethyl Disulphide" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31026486 then it is nasty in large amounts but don't panic, i expect there are only microscopically tiny amounts in the juice concentrate and apparently its safe in food in small amounts?! LD50 of 300mg per KG rat oral according to the MSDS (materials safety data sheet) of a chemicals company website. Think ive just gone off juice concentrates!
  • Lisa222
    My children weren't sick but after each drink came out with a rash around there mouths I thought it was the juice so stopped using .
  • filbs
    Mothers .. !! Stop feeding this sugary rubbish to your children - do them a favour and wean them back to water only. TESCO "We have investigated with our supplier complaints about Tesco No Added Sugar Double Concentrate Apple and Blackcurrant 750ml and 1.5l. A flavour additive, which is not part of the ingredients for this product, has been added in error. The additive is called Dimethyl Disulphide and is a common ingredient in food products. It is an approved additive and poses no food safety risk. However, it does have a strong odour, similar to garlic which customers are likely to find unpleasant. We have withdrawn the product from sale. Only products bought since the New Year may be affected, they will have a best before date of October 2015. Any customers can return this product, open or unopened, to any Tesco store." Yes Tesco state it is an approved food additive .. BUT .. "Dimethyl disulfide is an organic chemical compound with the molecular formula CH₃SSCH₃ which is the simplest disulfide. It is a flammable liquid with an unpleasant, garlic-like odor." EDUCATE YOURSELVES .. for the love of your kids !!
  • citybee
    Last week I purchased 2 x 1.5lt bottles of the blackcurrant flavour (NOT apple & blackcurrant) of this squash and last night I had a glass from one of the old design bottles purchased in December and it tasted fine. That was the end of that bottle so upon finishing it I made up a second glass from one of the new bottles with the new design label on it. The ingredient list is identical. I took one whiff and it was immediately obvious something was not right, thinking it may be just a recipe change, I had a sip and it tasted strange also, husband had a sip and said he thought it smelled/tasted odd too. I went to the bottle and had a sniff, it had an odour of blackcurrant (just about) plus an aroma of rotting garlic/onion/vegetable peelings that had been sat in a garbage bin overnight with a acrid hint of burning tyres and a tinge of toilet water also. The old bottle was still on the side in the kitchen and we did a comparison sniff test between the old and new bottles and there was a very obvious difference between the two and it was not a pleasant one. Neither one of us has been sick (yet...touch wood) but we only ingested a very small amount and luckily the children were not given any. I actually hope this is a flavouring error and not a new formulation. I for one am not drinking it if it is actually a new recipe because it is absolutely disgusting. I am suspicious that it just so happens that it has a new label, how often have you seen any food product label change that came with an ingredients/taste change? It is dated October 2015 like the blackcurrant & apple flavour they are admitting to at the moment.
  • anon33
    Are you people that are moaning about it smelling bad and then still drinking it for real? seriously what has happened to peoples judgement about what they shove down their gullets these days, or even worse their kids. I know they are terrible for not dealing with this issue the correct way, but people really have lost their common sense!! For example if milk smelt bad would you still drink it and then come on the internet and admit "it smelt really bad but I drank it anyway, and now my bum is leaking like a sieve". If you haven't drunk it, bin it and move on with your life. P.S. Tesco this is really bad.....
  • lyndaw
    my daughter has been buying this product and at beginning of week she had to go back to bed with nausea, and then my grandson had terrible diarrhea and has been quite unwell all week and very grumpy, he drinks loads of juice every day . they noticed the smell only yesterday and then I read about it in the papers last night. it cannot be a coincidence that he has been ill, she is going to take the bottle back to Tesco today. I feel very worried that it may have harmed my grandson.
  • shakera2015
    And this is why you shouldn't give your children this rubbish even when it is "safe"
  • sue131
    i bought this juice several weeks ago it smelt foul but assumed they had changed the ingredients so gave it to my son and filled my husband work bottles up with it as he is away alot and they both came down ill and after tasting it i realised it wasnt right i then went to buy further bottles thinking it was just a off couple of bottles as i arent one to complain but soon realised they were the same so i emailed tesco but i had no response so after 5 days i decided to confront the local store they agreed with me that something wasnt right and was very quick to remove all that remained on the shelf and gave me a refund plus a giftcard which was appreciated but it would be nice to know what was wrong with it and a response from tesco itself to my initial emal, i shouldnt have to have complained in person really to get a response
  • sue131
    You all should have bought Robinsons then you cheap skates!
    sometimes its not about money but the taste as robinsons is to sweet and sickly for our children and they just wont touch it
  • ss42
    i told them week last friday got fiver compo this morn bloody joke
  • trebor54
    Does this apply to only the apple and blackcurrant flavour or all of them
  • 12Rose10
    Hi, I'm a journalism student at the University of Northampton, and I'm looking to do a story on the product and how it has affected people. If anyone is willing to talk to me about how the product has affected you that would be great! It would be an interview over the phone and I would simply ask you about your experience of it. Thank you
  • kcjuice
    I have just taken my bottle back to Tesco this morning and got a refund. The lady on the desk said they had 'mixed up the berries from other flavour juices when mixing the juice up'! I said mixing the berries up wouldn't make the juice smell foul and 'off' and she replied by saying well obviously it does! What lovely customer service and lets hope she doesn't have to give this to her kids, as she obviously still thinks it is ok!
  • GemandJake
    Quite disturbing, I buy this juice every single week. I did notice it smelt slightly strange but did taste fine. Luckily no one in my household has been poorly but it is disappointing. I actually bought a bottle last Wednesday as it was still for sale, then an hour or so the shelves were empty so my local Tesco were quite slow in recalling the product.
  • Dem87
    The ingredients which are in the bottles that are not foreign should be your main concern when funneling this s*** down your kids necks.
    I'm glad someone else thinks this!

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