IKEA issues URGENT food product recall over hazardous safety fears

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IKEA is urgently asking for customers to check the dates on one of its products after a mice infestation was discovered.

They're known for their low-cost, quality furniture and home ware but the flatpack furniture store also has an enthusiastic foodie fan-base.

Who doesn't love a plate of those Swedish meatballs? Or maybe a 99p hotdog is more your thing… In fact, the support is so high that last year they revealed that they were considering launching stand-alone restaurants.

But now, IKEA has been forced to issue an urgent recall of the Godis Paskkyckling mashmallows following the discovery of a mice infestation at the warehouse where they are made.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is requesting that customers who bought 100g packets of the sweets in 2018, check the dates and return the packs for a full refund.

According to the FSA all batches of the sweets sold in 2018 have been affected. It warned: '[The] product may have been subject to mice infestation which makes it unsafe to eat.'

IKEA and the FSA have urged customers not to eat these sweets and to return them to store for a refund

The sweets have a best before date between October 23 2018 and January 5 2019. If you have a pack at home, you should check the date on the back of the packaging, and customers are urged not to eat the sweets.

Instead, you should take the packet back to your local IKEA store where you will receive a full refund, even if you no longer have the receipt.

IKEA's notice read: 'Food safety is a priority at IKEA and as a precautionary measure, we are recalling GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING, marshmallow candy 100g. We see this recall as a necessary step to live up to our high-quality food safety standards and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.'

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