Supermarket giant Asda has issued a recall for its own-brand veggie burgers - a food popular with millions of its shoppers.


According to the Food Standards Agency, the items pose a possible "risk to health".


They come as packs of four and ordinarily cost £1.50


The retailer has now confirmed that it is recalling thousands of its Asda 4 Vegetarian Vegetable Burgers - although only those with a best before date of April 6, 2017 are impacted.



The company has furthermore committed to displaying notices in its stores altering customers to the possible risk.


All returns will be honoured with a full refund.


A spokesperson for the store said: “It has come to our attention that there is a small risk of hard green plastic contamination in our Asda 4 Vegetarian Vegetable Burgers, with the best before date of 6th April 2017.



"If you have purchased some of the Asda 4 Vegetarian Vegetable Burgers with the above best before date, please bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund.


"You do not need your receipt. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.


"If you would like any further information please contact: Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101."


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