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Daylesford Organic has issued a recall notice for some of its crispbreads and savoury biscuits due to the presence of moth larvae which makes them unsafe to eat.

The recall affects the following products:

  • Daylesford Organic Rye, Spelt & Raisin Crispbreads (120g), best before: 22 May 2024 and 5 June 2024
  • Daylesford Organic Savoury Biscuit Selection (360g), best before 22 May 2024, 5 June 2024, and 10 September 2024
  • Daylesford Organic Savoury Biscuit Selection (960g), best before 22 May 2024 and 5 June 2024.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said consumers who have bought the above products should not eat them. Instead, they should be returned to the store where they were bought, with or without a receipt, for a full refund.

Commenting on the recall, Daylesford Organic said: “This week, we recalled Organic Rye, Spelt & Raisin Crispbread with the expiry dates April 2024, May 2024 & June 2024. This was due to the possible presence of moth larvae.

“Upon discovering the issue, an immediate investigation was launched. These particular crackers are made for us by a third party and the issue has been traced back to an organic flour mill, that has since been treated for the infestation. Customers are advised not to eat or open the product and return the item or contact Guest Services for a full refund”

The Rye, Spelt & Raisin Crispbreads, which are currently out of stock on Daylesford’s website, are described as combining nutty spelt and toasted grains with the natural sweetness of raisins. The Organic Savoury Biscuit Selection, meanwhile, features the Rye, Spelt & Raisin Crispbreads as well as Manuka Honey Oat Biscuits and Seaweed Water Biscuits.

The company operates several shops and cafes across London as well as its original farm shop in the Cotswolds.

It is the latest recall in recent months due to contamination by moths. Just before Christmas, Tesco issued a recall stating that its Tesco Finest Apple & Cranberry Stuffing Mix was unsafe to eat due to the possible presence of moths.

In the bakery world, 2023 saw Costa sandwiches and wraps recalled from shops due to the possible presence of small stones while The Compleat Food Group recalled 24 own-label products, including rolls, slices, and pies, because they main contain pieces of metal or plastic.