Costa Wraps and Sandwiches Recall 2100x1400

Source: Costa

Costa Coffee is recalling two of its sandwiches and two of its wraps because of a risk that they may contain small stones.

The savoury products affected include its Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap, Southern Fried Chicken Wrap, Chicken Salad Sandwich, and BLT sandwich. All four items have use by dates between 6 and 8 September, inclusive.

In a statement, Costa said it had been notified by its supplier of a possible presence of small stones that could be a choking hazard if consumed. 

Customers who bought any of the products listed are advised not to eat them, and instead should returned them to a store, with or without a receipt, for a full refund.

“We take this matter extremely seriously and sincerely apologise for any concern this recall has caused,” added the company. 

The Food Standards Agency published the alert, warning the food items were ‘unsafe to eat’. A product recall notice from Costa posted on the same webpage included a line stating that no other products had been affected. Reasons for the cause of the contamination and actions taken to resolve the matter were not given.

The news marks the second major bakery product recall in as many weeks, with The Compleat Food Group taking the precautionary measure on 24 retailer own-brand products it had supplied to Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Aldi out of fear they may contain small pieces of metal and plastic.

Costa are the fourth most popular sandwich chain in the UK, according to MealTrak data for the 52-week period to 20 March 2023, with a 7.5% market share. This put it behind Subway and Greggs, both with 11.7%, and Tesco (9%).

Our recent sandwich trends article found wraps to be one of the fastest rising carriers in terms of sales, going from a market share of 8.2% in 2022 to 11.1% this year, as per Meal Trak data.

Costa launched two new wraps at the start of the year, and recently unveiled its autumn 2023 menu including toasties, loaf cakes, and flapjacks