Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl further extend chicken recall amid salmonella fears

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Food recalls are put in place when a product is deemed to be unsafe for the consumer. The latest recall is an update from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on popular chicken sold in various different supermarkets.

SFC have recalled a number of batches of their popular chicken products sold in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl.

The manufacturers of the chicken have now extended the recall for the third time along with some advice to consumers on how to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

It comes after batches were found to contain salmonella.

Salmonella can cause symptoms including sickness, stomach cramps as well as a fever.

The FSA said: “SFC are recalling SFC Chicken Poppets and Take-Home Boneless Bucket because Salmonella has ben found in the products.

“Batch codes started with an L are displayed on the inner packaging inside the box.

“This update extends the recall of SFC Chicken Poppets to include all batch codes for the products with the best before dates of September 24 and October 31, 2021.”

Customers who have bought any of the following should return the chicken to store.

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SFC Take-Home Boneless Bucket

Pack size: 650g

Batch code: All codes

Best before: November 28, 2021

SFC Chicken Poppets

Pack size: 190g

Batch does: All codes

Best before: September 24, 2021 and October 31, 2021

SFC Chicken Poppets 

Pack size: 190g

Batch code: L:25820

Best before: February 28, 2022

Some of the SFC chicken items that have been recalled are sold in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl.

A SFC statement said: “We are recalling specific batches of these products due to the salmonella being found.

“Customers are advised not to eat this product and return to the nearest store where a full refund will be given.”

Alternatively, shoppers can email a photo of the packaging showing the affected batch code to [email protected] where a refund will be processed by the supplier.

The FSA is also encouraging customers to follow cooking instructions and practise good hygiene to avoid cross contamination and contracting salmonellosis.

The company said: “If followed correctly, the cooking instruction on the label is enough to kill any salmonella present.”

In other food recall news, Danone are recalling a series of their yoghurts after the company said they could contain pieces of metal.

The company is recalling its Light and Free Peach Passion Fruit Greek Style Yoghurt 4x115g with the use by date of March 31, 2021. 

The use by date can be found on the top of the pack.

One batch of Active Vanilla 0% Fat – NO Added Sugar Yoghurt 4x120g is also being recalled.

Customers should look for the best before date of April 2, 2021 and no other dates are affected. 

The third yoghurt being recalled is the Activia Intensely Creamy Raspberry Yoghurt 4x100g with the best before date of March 31, 2021. 

These yoghurts are sold in Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco and should be returned where a full refund will be issued.

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