Tesco recalls chicken salad over fears it might cause food poisoning

Certain chicken salads with a use-by date of between 12 and 13 July should not be eaten and returned to the store where they were bought 

Josie Cox
Business Editor
Thursday 13 July 2017 09:21 BST
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The Food Standards Agency said that Campylobacter is responsible for more than 280,000 cases of food poisoning each year
The Food Standards Agency said that Campylobacter is responsible for more than 280,000 cases of food poisoning each year (Reuters)

Tesco has recalled two of its ready-made chicken salads, warning that they could contain bacteria that causes fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

The high street giant said that anyone who had bought a 160g pack of ‘Tesco Chicken Salad’, or a 315g pack of ‘Tesco Chicken, Broccoli, Almond & Cashew Nut Salad’ with a use-by date of between 12 and 13 July should not eat the product and return it to the store where it was bought immediately.

It said that Campylobacter had been found in some of the products. The Food Standards Agency says that Campylobacter is responsible for more than 280,000 cases of food poisoning each year, making it the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Last month Sainsbury’s recalled a range of sandwich filler products warning that they might contain Listeria.

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause symptoms similar to those caused by the flu. But in rare cases it can cause more serious conditions, such as meningitis.

Earlier this month, Mars recalled some of its most popular chocolate products because of a risk of Salmonella.

That precautionary recall affected Galaxy milk chocolate bars, as well as some of its Minstrels products and Maltesers Teasers with a best-before date of either 6 May 2018 or 13 May 2018. Mars said that only “a small number of these products” had been distributed in the UK and Ireland.

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