Tesco Recalls 14 Chicken Products Over Salmonella Fears
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The major recall launched when Cranswick Country Foods alerted customers to traces of salmonella found in a 'limited number' of their chicken products. As a precaution additional products are also being recalled whilst investigations continue.
Cranswick has confirmed that it's now working with the Food Standards Agency to resolve the issue.
A spokesperson for the company said: "We are conducting a thorough investigation into the possible cause of the contamination and the site will remain closed until the investigations are complete.
"The safety and quality of every product produced by Cranswick is our number one priority and all necessary protocols will be followed and completed before we restart production."
The products being recalled from Tesco stores are as follows:
- Tesco Tikka Chicken Breath Thins 180g
- Tesco BBQ Chicken Breast Pieces 180g
- Tesco Chicken Breast Pieces 180g
- Tesco Chicken Breast Slices 180g
- Tesco Chicken Breast Slices 360g
- Tesco Coronation Chicken Pieces 180g
- Tesco Fajita Chicken Breast Mini Fillets 170g
- Tesco Flame Grilled Chicken Breast Mini Fillets 170g
- Tesco Flame Grilled Chicken Things 180g
- Tesco Garlic & Herb Chicken Breast Mini Fillets 170g
- Tesco Piri Piri Chicken Breast Mini Fillets 170g
- Tesco Piri Piri Chicken Breast Pieces 180g
- Tesco Sliced Chicken Breast with Sage & Onion 180g
- Tesco Tandoori Chicken Pieces 180g
Joining the major supermarket, Aldi, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, One Stop, Amazon, and Co-op have had to recall a number of their chicken products as a result of the salmonella scare.
The recall has also affected some food products in Caffe Nero, Costa, and Pret A Manger.
A full list of recalled products can be found through the Food Safety Authority website.
According to the NHS, symptoms of salmonella can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, a high temperature of 38C or above, and having aches or chills.
While symptoms of food poisoning typically pass within a week, those who suspect they may have come down with the illness are urged to drink lots of fluids and stay hydrated.