The supermarket retailer Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product.
Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. Some people are more vulnerable to Listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies under one month old and people with weakened immune systems.
The public is being advised against eating any of this product and to return any such purchased items for a full refund. [Source: FSA News Release, 18 February 2017. https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2017/15985/morrisons-recalls-pepp…]