A company that supplies sandwiches and other on-the-go foods has issued an urgent recall for some of its products. Bread Spread Ltd provides products to universities, colleges, hospitals, and more than 1,000 independent retail stores. The company has revealed that there may be a health issue with some of its products that were sold up to and including the weekend.
Food recalls are issued by the Food Standards Agency when there are potential risks with products that mean they shouldn’t be eaten.
Sometimes a product is “withdrawn” from sale and taken off the shelves, but in this case the products have been recalled over safety fears.
Bread Spread is recalling all sandwiches, wraps, rolls and baguettes containing chicken as a “precautionary step”.
The recall has been issued because deadly Listeria monocytogenes have been found in the chicken filling product.
The recall only applies to products sold in England, not the whole of the UK.
The Food Standards Agency shared the information on its website to alert shoppers of the potential dangers of chicken products from the brand due to the presence of the bacteria.
The agency warned: “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.”
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According to the NHS website: “Listeriosis is a rare infection caused by bacteria called listeria. It usually goes away on its own, but can cause serious problems if you’re pregnant or have a weak immune system.”
The products are sold in universities, colleges and hospitals, and in more than 1,000 independent retail stores.
The company apologised to customers and asked them to get in touch for a refund.
However, the recall affects products with an expiry date up to and including August 2 2020, so it may be too late as shoppers may already have eaten the convenience foods.
The company is urging customers not to eat the products, and to return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.
Customers can also contact Bread Spread Ltd on freephone number 07792254298 or by emailing [email protected] to get their money back.
The following Bread Spread products with use by dates of July 31 2020, August 1 2020 and August 2 2020 are affected by the recall and should not be eaten:
Chicken and Mayo products:
Chicken And Mayo Sandwich 160g, Chicken Mayo Crusty Baguette 200g, Chicken Mayo Roll 150g, Chicken Mayo Torpido 230g, Chicken Mayo French Stick 250g, Chicken Mayo Tortilla 240g, Chicken Mayo Special Baguette 200g.
Chicken Salad Sandwich 160g, Chicken Salad Crusty Baguette 200g, Chicken Salad Roll 150g, Chicken Salad Torpido 230g, Chicken Salad French Stick 250g, Chicken Salad Tortilla 240g, Chicken Salad Special Baguette 200g.
Chicken And Bacon:
Chicken And Bacon Sandwich160g, Chicken And Bacon Crusty Baguette 200g, Chicken And Bacon Roll 150g, Chicken And Bacon Torpido 230g, Chicken And Bacon French Stick 250g, Chicken And Bacon Tortilla 240g, Chicken And Bacon Special Baguette 200g.
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