Why warning on Costa sandwiches and wraps as they may contain STONES


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Costa remembers several sandwiches and wraps because she fears they contain small stones.

The coffee shop chain placed a ‘do not eat’ warning on four of its products because of the ‘possible presence of small stones’, which they fear could pose a choking hazard.

Officials at the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which published the warning, warn that the food is “unsafe to eat.”

The Costa Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap, Southern Fried Chicken Wrap, Chicken Salad Sandwich and BLT Sandwich are all affected.

All recalled sandwiches and wraps have an expiration date between September 6 and 8.

Costa is recalling four of its products due to the ‘possible presence of small stones’, which they fear could pose a choking hazard

The Costa Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap, Costa Southern Fried Chicken Wrap, Costa Chicken Salad Sandwich and Costa BLT Sandwich are all being recalled.  All recalled sandwiches and wraps have an expiration date between September 6 and 8

The Costa Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap, Costa Southern Fried Chicken Wrap, Costa Chicken Salad Sandwich and Costa BLT Sandwich are all being recalled. All recalled sandwiches and wraps have an expiration date between September 6 and 8

No other Costa products are affected by this recall.

Customers who purchased these products are urged to return them to the store where they purchased them for a full refund.

Costa has also issued a recall to its customers.

Costa said: ‘Customer safety is of the utmost importance to Costa and we take all issues related to the production of our food extremely seriously.

“We are in the process of recalling the following products due to the possible presence of small stones that could be a choking hazard.”

Small stones in food are a choking hazard for both children and adults.

Choking happens when the airways suddenly become partially or completely blocked, but enough so that they can’t breathe properly.

If an adult’s airway is blocked, they may be able to clear the blockage on their own.

However, if coughing doesn’t solve the problem, back blows and abdominal thrusts may help. If these don’t work, call 999 immediately.

The NHS warns that you should not give abdominal thrusts to babies under one year old or to pregnant women.

What to do if someone is choking

  1. Encourage the person to continue coughing and clear any obvious obstructions from the mouth. Failing that, give five hard blows to the back, between the shoulder blades. Check their mouth after each mouth.
  2. If they are still choking, get behind them and put your arms around their waist, above the navel. Make one fist and grab it with your other hand. Pull vigorously – and up – five times. Check their mouth every time.
  3. Call 999 if this fails. Continue to deliver five sharp blows, followed by five sharp pulls. Start CPR if the person becomes unresponsive.

Source: Sint-Jan Ambulance