Painkillers Found In Tesco Ice Cream

Tesco has launched an urgent investigation and recalled its house-brand ice cream cones in the U.K. and Ireland after customers found painkiller tablets inside the cones.

According to the Guardian, two separate Tesco brand chocolate and nut ice cream cones were found to have medicine tablets in them. The company says the ice cream cones were supplied by R&R Ice Cream, which also makes a range of Nestlé ice cream products.

When the tablets were discovered, all the cones were removed from store shelves and taken off the store's website. Anyone who purchased the cones has been advised to return them to the store.

"As a precautionary measure, we have issued a product recall on a Tesco chocolate and nut ice-cream cone product after two individual cones were found to contain a tablet for pain relief," a spokesperson said. "We are urgently investigating this incident with our supplier and ask customers to return this product to their local store."

The recall applies to all Tesco chocolate and nut ice cream cones with all best-before dates through July 2014. The company could not say how many products were affected, but it is probably a lot. At the moment no other Tesco or R&R products have been discovered to be problematic, so they are not currently affected by the recall.