Notes and briefings

Annabel Karmel/Disney Tasty Thai Mini Bakes 20g

Annabel Karmel/Disney Kool Korma Mini Bakes 20g

Annabel Karmel/Disney Strawberry & Vanilla Mini Biscotti

Product recall

Annabel Karmel/Disney Tasty Thai Mini Bakes 20g Price 50p
Bar Code 506025034198 Batch code L16034, BB date 03/11/2016
Annabel Karmel/Disney Kool Korma Mini Bakes 20g Price 50p
Bar Code 506025034201 Batch code L16034 BB date of 03/11/2016
Annabel Karmel/Disney Strawberry & Vanilla Mini Biscotti 4 x 20g Price £1.00 Bar Code 503076502476 Batch code L16027 BB date of 27/10/2016

What’s happened?
Lightbody Ventures Ltd have recalled the above products as a precautionary measure due to a potential contamination. No other Lightbody Ventures Ltd, Annabel Karmel branded or Disney branded products are affected.

What you should do?
If you have purchased any of the above products from Asda, please bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund. You do not need your receipt. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you would like any further information please contact:

Lightbody Ventures Ltd : 0141 331 5285 www.lightbodyventures.com or
Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101

Posted in Notes and briefings on 31 March 2016
Notes and briefings

Product recall

TRS Ground Cumin (Jeera) Powder.
BB end; Dec 2017. Batch code P353340
Barcode: 501768900153 Size 100gms Price: 88p
TRS Ground Coriander (Dhania)
BB end; Dec 2017. Batch code A481514
Barcode: 501768900314 Size 100gms Price: 49p

What’s happened?
TRS Wholesale Company Ltd is recalling its 100gms packs of Jeera (Cumin) Powder and Dhania (Coriander) Powder, with a BB date as above, because salmonella has been detected in the products. No other TRS Wholesale Company Ltd products are known to be affected.

What you should do?
If you have purchased 100gms packs of Jeera (Cumin) Powder and Dhania (Coriander) Powder from Asda, 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: TRS Wholesale Co. Ltd. Southall, Middlesex. UB2 4AX. Tel 020 8574 1716, or via email: mail@trs.co.uk www.trs.co.uk

Alternatively, contact Asda Customer Relations, Tel 0800 952 0101

Posted in Notes and briefings on 30 March 2016
Notes and briefings

You may have seen reports on social media that bananas bought at Asda have been “infected with blood”. We’d like to reassure customers this isn’t true.

Reports on social media

The red-brown streaks are in fact the result of a natural defect in the banana itself.

The streaking is caused by bacteria and is known as Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW). It can be transmitted to other plants by contaminated plant material, knives, soil or even through the air.

Usually the whole plant will be affected and will start to die back without yielding any fruit. However, in rare instances, adult plants can be infected and the bacteria can infect the fruit itself.

This disease is not widespread and our Pack-house procedures usually work well to identify any infected fruit before it is shipped. We sell 1.4 million bananas a week and the vast majority of these are not affected by the condition, but very occasionally a bunch may slip through.

If you do find a banana that has been affected we will happily exchange it and give you a refund.

Posted in Notes and briefings on 11 March 2016
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Oatbix Flakes

Price: £2.00 Barcode: 5010029208610

BB Date: 18/01/2017 6018
BB Date: 19/01/2017 6019
BB Date: 20/01/2017 6020
BB Date: 21/01/2017 6021

What’s happened?

Weetabix Food Company have taken the decision to recall a small number of 550g packs of Oatibix Flakes. The product may contain small pieces of blue soft rubber. Weetabix are advising consumers who have already bought a pack from these batch numbers to dispose of the product and contact Weetabix for a refund. No other Oatibix batch or product is affected.

What you should do?

If you have purchased the Oatibix Flakes with affected codes from Asda, please bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund. You do not need your receipt.

Alternatively

Send a photograph of the product Best Before date to Weetabix via consumerservice@weetabix.com, or send us the strip from the top of the packet to:
Freepost RTJX-CZGH-ZLYK Oatibix Consumer Services, PO Box 5, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire. NN15 5JR.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you would like any further information please contact: Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101

Posted in Notes and briefings on 29 February 2016
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We are involved in a legal case about pay and the comparison of different jobs. You may have read about it in the news.

These are the facts

About 7,000 of our current and former hourly paid store colleagues, both male and female, have brought this case against us.

The case is about whether the work retail colleagues do in our stores is of “equal value” to the work logistics colleagues do in our distribution centres.

We do not agree with the claims.

Men and women doing the same job in our stores are paid the same.

Men and women doing the same job in our distribution centres are paid the same.

Working at Asda

Asda is an equal opportunities employer with more than 170,000 colleagues. We focus on developing an accessible “family” atmosphere in our stores and have a strong diversity policy that seeks to foster the success of both women and men.

Asda is recognised as a great place to work. In fact, over the past year alone, Asda has received the following accolades:

  • Excellence in Diversity Awards, Diverse Company (May 2015)
  • Times Top 50 Employers for Women (April 2015)
  • Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards (May 2015)
  • Stonewall Top 100 Most Inclusive Employers in Britain (January 2016)
  • Top Employers Institute United Kingdom 2016 Certification (February 2016)

What happens next?

Legal cases like this are complicated. They can take a very long time to sort out but we want to keep you updated on progress.

When we have new information to share we’ll put it on this website.

Posted in Notes and briefings on 26 February 2016