Branston pickle is recalled over plastic fears
12th March 2020
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Jars and squeezy bottles of Branston pickle are recalled over fears they contain pieces of plastic

  • Maker, Mizkan Euro Ltd is recalling some products and offering refunds
  • The Food Standards Agency warned those products should not be eaten
  • Consumers complained in January that some jars of pickle had a strange taste

Consumers are being warned that jars of Branston pickle are unsafe to eat following fears they might contain pieces of plastic.  

Maker, Mizkan Euro Ltd is recalling a number of its products.

The Food Standards Agency warned on its website that the product should not be eaten.  

‘Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund,’ it added.


Maker, Mizkan Euro Ltd is recalling a number of its products including jars and squeezy bottles

A number of small chunk jars are being recalled by Mizkan Euro Ltd

Items affected include: Branston Original Sweet Pickle Pack size 280g, Branston Original Sweet Pickle Pack size 360g, Branston Original Sweet Pickle Pack size 520g, Branston Original Pickle Pack size 2.55kg, Branston Original Pickle Pack size 310g, Branston Small Chunk Pack size 2.55kg, Branston Small Chunk Pack size 520g, Branston Small Chunk Pack size 360g, Branston Squeezy Smooth Pickle Pack size 355g, Branston Smooth Pickle Pack size 370g.

They have best-before dates spanning April and May 2021, along with January, February and March 2022. 

It’s the second blow to fall Mizkan Euro Ltd in recent months after the company received hundreds of complaints in December and January about its pickle having a ‘disinfectant’, ‘chlorine’ or ‘washing up liquid’ taste.

Branston Pickle is a relish of diced, crunchy mixed pickled vegetables in a thick, dark sauce. It was first formulated  

Branston Pickle was first formulated by a Mrs Graham and her two daughters, Evelyn and Ermentrude, in their kitchen in Branston village, Staffordshire, during the early 1900s. 

The recipe was bought by Edmund Crosse and Thomas Blackwell.  

In 2004, the pickle business was sold by Nestle to Premier Foods with Premier selling the brand to Mizkan in 2013.  

An estimated 17 million jars are sold each year.  

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