Morrisons recalls green beans after customers find needles in their vegetables

The retailer confirmed the needles were found by customers in Glasgow and Manchester

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Morrisons has issued a nationwide recall of its own-brand green beans after two customers claimed of having found needles speared into the vegetables.

The recall affects 170g packs of trimmed beans, with the display dates 22 April, 23 April and 24 April 2017, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Morrisons confirmed the needles were found by two different customers in Glasgow and Manchester. Both had bought the vegetables during Easter weekend.

The supermarket chain said it had recalled the product as a “precautionary measure” as there is a “very small risk” that some packs may contain pieces of metal.

Morrisons is asking all customers who have bought the product to return it to their nearest store where they will receive a full refund.

A spokesperson for Morrisons said: “We have been made aware of two incidents involving metal being found in two packets of green beans. 

“The health and safety of our customers is our top priority, so as a precaution, we are recalling the products and are continuing with our investigation. 

“The relevant authorities have been informed and we are also talking to the two customers.”

Earlier this year, Co-op initiated a UK-wide recall after a single-cell battery had been found inside one of its hollow milk chocolate bunnies.

In December, the retailer also recalled 165,000 chocolate Santas after two customers found batteries inside of them.

The working assumption was that someone “deliberately” placed the batteries inside the hollow chocolate treat, a spokesperson for Co-op told The Independent at the time.