Fray Bento’s chicken pies have been recalled over fears they may contain plastic

Baxters Food Group, which owns Fray Bentos, has issued a recall for the brand’s ‘Just Chicken Pie’ product over possible small pieces of plastic in the pies

Packets of Fray Bento's'Just Chicken Pie' have been recalled
Packets of Fray Bento’s ‘Just Chicken Pie’ have been recalled

A recall has been announced for Fray Bentos chicken pies because they may contain plastic parts.

Baxters Food Group, which owns Fray Bentos, today issued the recall for the Just Chicken Pie. Hull Live reports.

The Food Standards Agency said the possible presence of plastic in the pies made them unsafe to eat.

It comes after a major recall was issued for Kinder chocolate products due to a salmonella outbreak.

Announcing the recall of Fray Bentos, the Foot Standards Agency said: “Baxters Food Group Ltd is recalling Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie because it may contain small pieces of plastic.

“The possible presence of small pieces of plastic makes this product unsafe for consumption.”

The possible presence of plastic has made the cakes unsafe to eat

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The affected packs are 425g products with batch code L079T with production times from 06:00 to 08:22 inclusive. The best before date is the end of September 2023.

Anyone who has a product that fits this description should not eat it. Instead, discard the product and contact Baxters Food Group Ltd Customer Care team on 0800 389 8389 or

Point of sale notices will be displayed at all retail stores that sell the product. The notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do once they have purchased the product.

Meanwhile, several Kinder products have been recalled after the chocolate was linked to over 100 cases of salmonella.

The factory behind the housings now had to close until Easter.

A total of 156 cases of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported in 10 EU countries and the UK, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said.

Most of the patients were younger than 10 years. Many of those affected were hospitalized.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.

Most cases resolve within a few days, but in some cases, symptoms can be severe and result in hospitalization.

The Food Standards Agency in the UK said the Kinder eggs linked to the outbreak were all made at the same factory in Belgium.

After confirming that the factory would be closed, Belgian Agriculture Minister David Clarinval said: “Such a decision is never taken lightly, but the current circumstances make it necessary.

“The food security of our citizens must never be neglected.”

Customers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them.

Instead, contact Ferrero’s Consumer Helpline at or 0330 053 8943 in the UK.

Buyers will be offered a full refund, the chocolate maker said.

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