Since we posted THIS blog yesterday, lots of you have been in touch expressing concern and asking if there’s been any updates from Tesco.
The Tesco Double Strength Apple & Blackcurrant Juice has since been withdrawn from the Tesco grocery site and Tesco did indeed release a statement yesterday afternoon, confirming the juice has been withdrawn from sale.
This was their official response :
So what is Dimethyl Disulphide? You can read about it in detail over at SEPA or here on Wikipedia but most parents who've been in touch with us only want to know if this could have been responsible for their children's vomiting. Tesco assures us not, wisely advising via their contact centre anyone feeling ill should seek medical advice.
Concerned parents over on our Facebook page have been asking why their bottles smelled like "sewage" as opposed to the "garlic" smell Tesco have stated above and that's something we can't answer I'm afraid.
As yesterday, the advice is to discard any bottles you may have at home or return them to the customer service desk at your local branch, even if opened, and with or without a receipt for a full refund. If you wish to speak to Tesco Customer Service direct the telephone number is 0800 505555.
So, do you feel reassured by the response from Tesco?