How much did Sudan 1 cost you?

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Poll Title: How much did Sudan 1 cost you? The recent food scare has rumbled on and on. However, as well as the health risks, we've had to throw away the stuff in our cupboards. What was the value of your household's stock of Sudan 1 food?

a. Under £10 worth of stuff, all thrown away
b. £10 - £50 worth, all thrown away
c. Over £50 worth had to be ditched
d. Took it back to the shop to claim a refund/new product
e. I didn't bother to check; it's not a big problem
f. I don't have that type of food
g. I had them but am using them anyway

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  • I didn't have any of the foods on the list in my home,which surprised me a little.:)
  • paylesspayless Forumite
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    Maybe a good place to point out that its not Lea and Perrins Worcester Sauce (now part of HP Foods - owned by Danone Group)

    thats effected but Crosse & Blackwell ( Premeir foods)

    :confused:

    http://www.leaperrins.com/alert_uk.php

    http://www.premierfoods.co.uk/news/press/press_home.cfm

    no 741 on http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmedm/50301e01.htm
    lea_perrins.jpg GOOD :D
    Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as (financial) advice.
  • GaltizzGaltizz Forumite
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    Hubbys Aunt ate one of the affected products on the night the news came out (she'd fed the left overs to the dog). She found out and was in such a panic about herself and the dog, she was phoning everyone 'Oh, what shall I do, should I go to the doctors? should I take the dog to the vets?'

    All the while she was on the phone the dog was sat on her lap and she was smoking a cigarette :rolleyes:

    I didn't have any of the products - March grocery challenge on the old style thread, money and health saving :beer:
    When life hands you a lemon, make sure you ask for tequilla and salt ;)
  • PlasticmanPlasticman Forumite
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    Galtizz wrote:
    All the while she was on the phone the dog was sat on her lap and she was smoking a cigarette :rolleyes:

    The dog was smoking a cigarette? They don't have any consideration for their owners, do they. :rotfl:
    If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." -Thomas Jefferson 1802
  • ...kept the packaging of three items I had consumed and waiting for someone to take out a class action lawsuit so that some/all of these companies get their a**es sued for criminal negligence!
    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more...
  • nitejarnitejar Forumite
    19 Posts
    I would have expected a poll on this site to have the option
    "returned to shop for a larger refund than I paid for it!"

    nitejar
  • The local NISA supermarket has a notice up saying they'll take back the offending artcles. Got a refund on six beef and tomato pot noodles today.
    Seems Tesco and the other locals (Iceland and Co-Op) don't offer to do this - or if they do they don't advertise it. Iceland has a list up but don't say they will refund.
    Don't think I have anything else on the list but it seems NISA will take it back anyhow.
  • Sorry if this is classed as off topic (or even, in bad taste)

    A Customer walks into a Store !

    Customer: Worcester sauce crisps please !

    Shopkeeper: Sorry can't, it's off the shelves, cancer scare.

    Customer: Oh right, Chinese Chicken Wings ?

    Shopkeeper: Ah that's the same , Cancer scare

    Customer: Hamburger Relish?

    Shopkeeper: Cancer scare

    Customer: Sausage and Mash ?

    Shopkeeper: Cancer scare

    Customer: Cottage Pie ?

    Shopkeeper: Yes, ...no wait, Cancer scare.

    Customer: So they're all off the shelves because of a Cancer scare ?

    Shopkeeper: Yes

    Customer: (sigh) Just give me a packet of fags then.

    Shopkeeper: Certainly. £4.50 please.

    Customer: Thanks
  • rammellrammell Forumite
    56 Posts
    Whilst the last post was intended as a joke (I presume ;-) ), isn't it sad that it is actually true. The fact is that the risk posed by Sudan 1 is considered to be extremely small.... in fact, almost zero. Yet look at the response it has got.

    Compare that with the fact that millions of people are injesting known lethal carcinogens in the form of tobacco products 365 days of the year, year in and year out, all with the approval of the same government that banned Sudan 1.

    So here's my latest MoneySaving idea.... STOP SMOKING!

    From: Anti-smoker (and proud of it!).

    ps. I think the Worcester Sauce flavour crisps taste a bit better now knowing that there's a bit of risk involved in eating them.
    ELR
  • robnyerobnye Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    the fright didnt cost me anything...

    food dont last that long in my house...... :rolleyes:
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to.... ;) :cool:
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