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Tesco recalls 'foul-smelling' apple and blackcurrant squash drinks

By Josie Clarke

Tesco has recalled one of its own-brand squash drinks after customers complained of a "disgusting smell" and parents raised the possibility that it could have caused their children's stomach upsets.

The supermarket said it had withdrawn the Tesco No Added Sugar Double Concentrate Apple and Blackcurrant 750ml and 1.5l products and was investigating complaints.

A post on the PlayPennies website alerting users to the recall prompted a flurry of replies from those who said they had opened the squash and noticed an unusual smell while others reported their children had vomited after drinking it.

Tesco said a flavour additive had been added in error but said it posed no food safety risk. A spokeswoman said: "A flavour additive, which is not part of the ingredients for this product, has been added in error. The additive is called Dimethyl Disulphide and is a common ingredient in food products.

"It is an approved additive and poses no food safety risk. We have withdrawn the product from sale.

"Any customers can return this product, open or unopened, to any Tesco store."

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