People warned not to eat Christmas dinner staple from Tesco that may have MOTHS in it

It's no longer fit for human consumption.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 14th December 2023

Tesco has urgently recalled a Christmas dinner staple from its shelves over a possible moth contamination. Yikes.

The supermarket giant has warned people not to eat the item and to return it to stores for a full refund.

The affected item is the Tesco Finest Apple & Cranberry Stuffing Mix, which is surely a big seller this close to Christmas.

But Tesco has now said that there may be ‘a presence of insects (moths)’ within the boxes of stuffing mix.

In the warning issued by the Food Standards Agency, they stressed that ‘possibly presence of moths’ makes the item ‘unfit for human consumption’.


The affected stuffing mix batches are ones with an expiration date of September 2024, and 130g pack sizes – so check your cupboards.

Tesco has recalled this packet of stuffing mix popular Christmas dinner item due to a 'possible presence of moths'
Tesco has recalled this packet of stuffing mix due to a ‘possible presence of moths’

The official recall notice said: “We are recalling a single batch of Tesco Finest Apple & Cranberry Stuffing Mix due to the possible presence of moths which makes the product unfit for human consumption.


It continued: “Please do not consume this product and return it to store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.

“Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused.

“If you require further details, please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 505 555.”


And while every family claims to have a secret ingredient for their stuffing, this one’s a bit off-kilter.

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Featured image: The Manc Group