GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has withdrawn all bottles of Lucozade Sport Lite Summer Berries

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has withdrawn all bottles of Lucozade Sport Lite Summer Berries

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has withdrawn all bottles of Lucozade Sport Lite Summer Berries in the UK due to an "unpleasant smell and taste" from the product caused by mould growth.

The Food Standards Agency issued a withdrawal notice on the product this morning (8 March). All 50cl bottles and multipacks have been affected, the agency said.

A spokesperson for the UK-based soft drinks maker said the off taste and odour had given rise to "a higher number of consumer complaints than would normally be expected".

"In order to ensure that we can consistently deliver product that meets our high standards, GSK has taken the decision to temporarily suspend manufacture and supply of Summer Berries," the spokesperson said. "This decision is effective immediately and we have already been in contact with our commercial partners to implement a trade uplift."

The spokesperson added that "any impact on consumer health is minimal".