CHICKEN sold at major supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, B&M and Sainsbury's has been recalled again over salmonella fears.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued another recall yesterday for several batches of SFC Chicken Poppets and Take-Home Boneless Bucket products.
Several batches have already been recalled in recent weeks over salmonella concerns with one notice sent out last week and another in mid-February.
The chicken products are usually are sold in stores like Tesco, B&M, Morrisons and Sainsbury's.
Shoppers have been warned not to eat the chicken and can get a full refund if they return to the shop they bought it from.
This recall covers all batch codes of the 605g SFC Take-Home Boneless Bucket with the best before date of 28/11/2021.
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It also covers all batch codes of the 190g packets of the SFC Chicken Poppets with the best before date of 24/09/2021 and 31/10/2021.
SFC Chicken Poppets with the best before date of 28/02/2022 and best before date L:25820 have been recalledas well.
It comes as five people are feared to have died in the UK after eating contaminated chicken made in Poland by two manufacturers – including SFC.
The other was Vestey Foods, which recalled its Chicken Inn jumbo chicken nuggets with the packet size of 650g, which is usually sold at stores like B&M and Heron Foods.
This recall covers the batch code 31453058 and the best before date of 01/2022.
Some 480 people are known to have fallen ill with salmonella poisoning with more than one in three becoming so sick they needed hospital treatment.
However, it is not known which products were eaten or where they were bought from.
Public health watchdogs say the salmonella infection has been recorded as a contributory cause of death in at least one case.
A further four deaths have been linked to the outbreaks, although it is not clear whether salmonella infection was a factor for those.
Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
Which chicken has been recalled so far?
HERE’s a list of all the SFC chicken products that have been recalled so far.
If you have the following chicken, don't eat it and take it back to the store for a full refund:
- All batch codes of the 605g SFC Take-Home Boneless Bucket with the best before date of 28/11/21.
- Packets of SFC Chicken Poppets with the code L15520 and best before date 31/10/2021
- Packets of the SFC Chicken Poppets with the best before date of 24/09/2021
- SFC Packets of 190g packets of SFC Chicken Poppets with the code L25820 and best before date of 28/02/2022
- Chicken Poppets with the best before date of 28/02/2022 with batch codes PKW008A and PKW011A
The latest recall has led Sainsbury’s to recall all batch codes for the SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket product with the best before date of 28/11/2021.
It has also recalled SFC Chicken Poppets with the batch code L13720 and the best before date of 31/10/2021.
Shoppers can return affected items to their nearest store for a full refund.
For customers unable to visit their local store, Sainsbury’s has advised to email [email protected] with a photo showing the batch code information, which is found in the inner packaging.
Sales notices will be displayed in stores selling the product.
Tesco said that all SFC products have been recalled from their stores and any item can be returned with a full refund.
The Sun has also asked Morrisons and B&M for a comment.
Lidl was recently forced to recall family packs of pork mince over fears they contain pieces of plastic.
Earlier this month, Lidl had to recall Red Hen Breaded Chicken Nuggets and Red Hen Southern Fried Chicken Pops after salmonella contamination was found in some of the products in the batch.
Meanwhile, Tesco recently issued a recall on packs of spicy chorizo slices over fears they could be contaminated with listeria.
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