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UK – Tesco recalls Tesco 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

FSA

Tesco has recalled its 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices 80g because the product contains Listeria monocytogenes.

Product details

Tesco 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices
Pack size 80g
Use by 19 December 2020

Risk statement

The product listed is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Tesco is recalling the above product. Product recall notices will be issued to explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

UK – Diageo Great Britain recalls Guinness Draught 0.0% because of possible presence of mould

FSA

Diageo Great Britain has taken the precautionary step of recalling Guinness Draught 0.0%, (non-alcoholic), due to the possible presence of mould in the products.

Product details

Guinness Draught 0.0%
Pack size 440ml Can 6×4 pk
Best before 09 August 2021, 17 August 2021, 24 August 2021

Risk statement

This product may contain mould. Mould does not usually cause food poisoning, however, the FSA would advise against consuming visibly mouldy foods because the presence of mould might make the food unsafe.

Action taken by the company

Diageo Great Britain is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not consume it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought, for a full refund. Alternatively, contact the Diageo consumer careline on 0345 601 4558 or consumercare.gbandireland@diageo.com

UK – Update 2: FSA issues precautionary safety and handling advice for specific eggs

FSA

Precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased specific batches of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

The FSA is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased specific batches of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

This update includes the original products identified and additional products, which have all come from one farm.

The list of affected eggs has been updated to include a further batch and an amendment to a batch code. 

The eggs can be identified by the batch code and the best before date stamped on the eggshell.

The eggs affected are sold in stores listed below in England and Wales only, and are in batches 0UK15270, 1UK15270 and 3UK15270.

Product details for batch 3UK15270 

These are the products that have been added to the updated list on 10 November 2020 and are sold in England only.  

Aldi (certain stores) 

Product Pack size Best before dates
Merevale Large British Eggs 10 

From 07 November 2020 up to and including 01 December 2020 

Everyday Essentials Eggs 15

From 07 November 2020 up to and including 01 December 2020 

Product details for batch 0UK15270 

These are the products where the batch code has been amended.  

Sainsbury’s (certain stores)

ProductPack sizeBest before dates
SO Organic Large Eggs627 October 202028 October 202029 October 202030 October 202004 November 202005 November 202006 November 202007 November 202012 November 202017 November 2020
SO Organic Medium Eggs 627 October 202028 October 202029 October 202030 October 202031 October 202004 November 202005 November 202006 November 202007 November 202012 November 202013 November 202014 November 202015 November 202017 November 202018 November 202020 November 2020
SO Organic Mixed Size Eggs1227 October 202028 October 202029 October 202030 October 202031 October 202004 November 202005 November 202006 November 202007 November 202012 November 202013 November 202014 November 202015 November 202017 November 202020 November 2020

Product details for batch 1UK15270 

Sainsbury’s (certain stores)

ProductPack sizeBest before dates
by Sainsbury’s Medium Free Range Eggs27 October 202028 October 202030 October 202005 November 202008 November 202010 November 202012 November 202013 November 202014 November 202017 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Large Free Range Eggs628 October 202030 October 202031 October 202001 November 202004 November 202005 November 202008 November 202009 November 202012 November 202014 November 202015 November 202018 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Very Large Free Range Eggs627 October 202028 October 202030 October 202031 October 202001 November 202004 November 202005 November 202008 November 202009 November 202010 November 202012 November 202015 November 202017 November 202018 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Medium Free Range Eggs1227 October 202001 November 2020 05 November 202008 November 202012 November 202013 November 202014 November 202018 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Large Free Range Eggs1227 October 202028 October 202029 October 202030 October 2020 31 October 202001 November 2020 04 November 2020 05 November 202008 November 202009 November 202010 November 202012 November 202014 November 202015 November 202017 November 202018 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Mixed Size Free Range Eggs1528 October 202030 October 202008 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Basics Mixed Size Barn Eggs1501 November 202006 November 2020
J James Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 10 01 November 202005 November 202018 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Mixed size Free Range Eggs612 November 202014 November 202017 November 2020
by Sainsbury’s Medium Free Range Eggs1510 November 202013 November 202018 November 2020

ViewCustomer safety advice about egg update – by Sainbury’s as PDF(Opens in a new window)(450.5 KB)

Aldi (certain stores) 

ProductPack sizeBest before dates
Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs604 November 202007 November 202020 November 2020
Merevale Large Free Range Eggs1228 October 202029 October 202001 November 202006 November 202007 November 202008 November 202011 November 202013 November 202020 November 2020
Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs1228 October 202008 November 202011 November 2020
Merevale Mixed Size Free Range Eggs1528 October 202029 October 202001 November 202006 November 202007 November 202011 November 202017 November 202020 November 2020
Merevale Large Free Range Eggs628 October 202029 October 202001 November 202006 November 202008 November 202017 November 202019 November 202020 November 2020
Merevale Very Large Free Range Eggs628 October 202029 October 202006 November 202007 November 202008 November 202011 November 202015 November 202019 November 202020 November 2020
Specially Selected Mixed Size Golden Yolk Free Range Eggs627 October 202028 October 202029 October 202030 October 202031 October 202001 November 202003 November 202004 November 202005 November 202007 November 202008 November 202009 November 202010 November 202011 November 202013 November 202015 November 202017 November 202018 November 202020 November 2020
Specially Selected Mixed Size British Blue Free Range Eggs627 October 202029 October 202031 October 202002 November 202003 November 202005 November 202007 November 202008 November 202010 November 202012 November 202013 November 2020

Asda (certain stores) 

ProductPack sizeBest before dates
Asda Large Free Range Eggs1228 October 202029 October 202030 October 202001 November 202007 November 202008 November 202013 November 202015 November 202019 November 202020 November 2020
Asda Medium Free Range Eggs1229 October 202001 November 202006 November 202008 November 202017 November 202019 November 2020
Asda Mixed Size Free Range Eggs1504 November 202006 November 202015 November 202019 November 2020
Asda Large Free Range Eggs628 October 202029 October 202006 November 202007 November 202013 November 202019 November 202020 November 2020
Asda Medium Free Range Eggs615 November 202019 November 2020
Fairburn’s Lincolnshire Mixed Size Free Range Eggs1501 November 202003 November 202005 November 202010 November 202014 November 2020
Extra Special Mixed Size Golden Yolk Free Range Eggs604 November 2020
Fairburn’s Lincolnshire Large Free Range Eggs1227 October 202003 November 202017 November 2020
Fairburn’s Lincolnshire Large Free Range Eggs627 October 202029 October 202001 November 202003 November 202011 November 202015 November 202018 November 2020
Extra Special Mixed Size British Blue Free Range Eggs627 October 202029 October 202031 October 202002 November 202004 November 202006 November 202007 November 202009 November 202011 November 2020

Costco (certain stores) 

ProductPack sizeBest before dates
Fairburn’s Large Free Range Eggs2408 November 202015 November 202020 November 2020
Fairburn’s Medium Free Range Eggs2420 November 2020
British Blue Mixed Size Free Range Eggs1527 October 202029 October 202031 October 202004 November 202005 November 202007 November 202010 November 202012 November 2020

Morrisons (certain stores) 

ProductPack sizeBest before dates
W.M. Morrison Chippindale Mixed Size Eggs1527 October 202001 November 202017 November 202019 November 2020
Fairburn Loose EggsSold loose31 October 2020

Risk to consumers

A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella, due to it being found in the environment. The eggshell surface might also be contaminated. 

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. 

Our advice to consumers

As a precaution, consumers are advised to thoroughly cook the eggs listed in the tables above, this means the egg yolks and whites should not be eaten runny. This will eliminate salmonella and avoid risk of illness.  

Consumers should always follow good hygiene and egg handling practices when handling eggs and associated packaging, including:  

  • storing eggs in the fridge until use 
  • using eggs by the best before date 
  • cleaning surfaces and kitchen equipment effectively after use, including the fridge  
  • washing hands thoroughly after handling of eggs, including packaging and eggshells

Anyone who is concerned about symptoms should contact their GP or out of hours service in the first instance. 

Consumers who wish to return the potentially affected eggs should contact the store from where they bought them for further information. 

Only the eggs listed above sold at the stores in the table are affected.  No other eggs sold by these retailers or eggs sold at other shops are affected. There is no need to change your shopping habits for eggs or your usual cooking habits for eggs not listed above.

UK – Update: FSA issues precautionary safety and handling advice for specific eggs

FSA

England and Wales specific
Precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

The FSA is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

Affected eggs can be identified by the batch code and the best before date stamped on the eggshell.

The eggs affected are sold in stores listed below in England and Wales only, and are in batch 1UK15270.

This update includes the original products identified and additional products, sold at additional retail stores.

UK – Bettinehoeve recalls Bettine Blanc Goat’s Cheese because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

FSA

Bettinehoeve has taken the precautionary step of recalling Bettine Blanc Goat’s Cheese because the product might contain Listeria monocytogenes. This product has been sold at Waitrose deli counters during the period 04/09/20 – 29/10/20.

Product details

Bettine Blanc Goat’s Cheese (Counter Line)
Pack size All pack sizes

Risk statement

The product listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Bettinehoeve is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling the product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

UK – FSA issues precautionary safety and handling advice for specific eggs – Salmonella

FSA

Precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

The FSA is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

Affected eggs can be identified by the batch code and the best before date stamped on the eggshell.

The eggs affected are sold in some selected stores listed below in England and Wales only

The eggs affected are in batch 1UK15270. 

Product details

Sainsbury’s (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

05 November 2020

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

05 November 2020

Very Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 6 30 October 2020

01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 12 01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 12 30 October 2020

01 November 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

Mixed Size Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s 15 30 October 2020
Basics Mixed Size Barn Eggs 15 01 November 2020
J James Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 10 01 November 2020

05 November 2020

Aldi (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs 6 04 November 2020

Asda (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before date
Asda Large Free Range Eggs 12 30 October 2020

Risk to consumers

A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella, due to it being found in the environment. The eggshell surface might also be contaminated.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Our advice to consumers

As a precaution, consumers are advised to thoroughly cook the eggs listed in the table above, this means the egg yolks and whites should not be eaten runny. This will eliminate salmonella and avoid risk of illness.

Consumers should always follow good hygiene and egg handling practices when handling eggs and associated packaging, including:

  • storing eggs in the fridge until use
  • using eggs by the best before date
  • cleaning surfaces and kitchen equipment effectively after use, including the fridge
  • washing hands thoroughly after handling of eggs, including packaging and eggshells

Anyone who is concerned about symptoms should contact their GP or out of hours service in the first instance.

Consumers who wish to return the potentially affected eggs should contact the store from where they bought them for further information.

Only the eggs listed above sold at the stores in the table are affected.  No other eggs sold by these retailers or eggs sold at other shops are affected. There is no need to change your shopping habits for eggs or your usual cooking habits for eggs not listed above.

UK – Aldi extends its recall of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken because of the possible presence of Salmonella

FSA

Aldi is extending its recall of Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken to include all batches and all best before dates, because the products may contain salmonella.

Product details

Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken
Pack size 210g
Batch code All
Best before All
Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken
Pack size 210g
Batch code All
Best before All

Risk statement

The products listed above may be contaminated with salmonella.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Action taken by the company

Aldi is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all Aldi stores. This notice explains to customers why the products are being recalled and tells them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not consume them. Instead, return them to the nearest Aldi store for a full refund.

UK – Hand2Mouth Ltd recalls various products containing Brazil nuts because of the possible presence of salmonella

FSA

Hand2Mouth Ltd is recalling various products containing Brazil nuts because they may contain salmonella. This recall is linked to FSA-PRIN-37-2020 and FSA-PRIN-38-2020.

Product details

Eat Natural fruit & nut bar brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds
Pack size 35g bar
Best before August 2020 to June 2021
Eat Natural fruit & nut bar brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds
Pack size 50g bar
Best before August 2020 to June 2021
Eat Natural fruit & nut bars brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds
Pack size 4x35g multipack
Best before August 2020 to June 2021
Eat Natural fruit & nut bars brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds
Pack size 3x50g multipack
Best before August 2020 to June 2021
Eat Natural fruit & nut bars brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds
Pack size 12x50g counter pack
Best before August 2020 to June 2021
Eat Natural 20 assorted fruit & nut bars brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds
Pack size 20x50g assorted mix pack
Best before August 2020 to June 2021
HEMA Natural Bar Fruit & Nut
Pack size 50g bar
Best before 31 August 2020, 30 November 2020, 28 February 2021, 31 March 2021
HEMA Natural Bar Fruit & Nut
Pack size 16x50g bar
Best before 31 August 2020, 30 November 2020, 28 February 2021, 31 March 2021

Risk statement

The products listed above may be contaminated with salmonella. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Action taken by the company

Hand2Mouth Ltd is recalling the above products. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notices.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

UK – The Paleo Foods Co. recalls Cocoa & Hazelnut Grain-Free Granola because of the possible presence of salmonella

FSA

The Paleo Foods Co. is recalling Cocoa & Hazelnut Grain-Free Granola containing Brazil nuts because they may contain salmonella.

Product details

Paleo Foods Cocoa & Hazelnut Grain-Free Granola
Pack size 285g pack
Best before August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, November 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021
Paleo Foods Cocoa & Hazelnut Grain-Free Granola
Pack size 6x285g pack
Best before August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, November 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021

Risk statement

The products listed above may be contaminated with salmonella. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Action taken by the company

The Paleo Foods Co. is recalling the above products. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notices.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

UK – Iceland recalls Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers and Southern Fried Chicken Popsters because of the presence of Salmonella

FSA

Iceland has recalled their own brand Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers and Southern Fried Chicken Popsters because salmonella has been found in the products

Product details

Iceland Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers
Pack size 400g
Best before 27 February 2021, 17 March 2021 and 8 April 2021
Iceland Southern Fried Chicken Popsters
Pack size 220g
Best before 4 April 2021

Risk statement

The presence of salmonella in the product(s) listed above.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Action taken by the company

Iceland is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not consume them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund or contact Iceland Customer Care line on 0800 328 0800 and select option 2.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-36-2020