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'Five-a-day' soup sold by Asda and Waitrose is pulled from shelves over fears it could contain deadly listeria bacteria Soups have been recalled as they could contain listeria monocytogenes The Foods Standards Agency has recalled three varieties of the product  Consumers have been advised to return the products and not to eat them 

By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline

Published: 11:27 BST, 16 September 2019 | Updated: 11:28 BST, 16 September 2019

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A 'five-a-day soup' sold by UK retailers such as Asda and Waitrose has been pulled from shelves over fears it could contain listeria.

The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has said that three of the Soupologie soups could contain listeria monocytogenes.

If ingested those affected by the bacteria can develop symptoms such as sickness and diarrhoea, chills, muscle ache and symptoms similar to that of flu.

But in high-risk individuals, it can spread, leading to life-threatening complications including sepsis. 

The three soups which have been recalled by the Food Standard's Agency include Broccoli Pea and Basil (left), Classic Tomato with carrot and red pepper (centre) and Pea and Leek (right)

The three soups which have been recalled by the Food Standard's Agency include Broccoli Pea and Basil (left), Classic Tomato with carrot and red pepper (centre) and Pea and Leek (right)

The products which have been recalled are all 600g products and include the classic tomato soup with carrot and red pepper (batch code 03969, best before 1 October 2019), which is the five-a-day soup.

Also on the recall list is the broccoli, pea and basil (batch code 03984, best before 2 October 2019), which is two of your five-a-day and the pea and leek (batch code 03980, sell-by date 2 October 2019) which is also two of your five-a-day.

No other Soupologie products are thought to have been affected and the FSA had advised consumers to not eat the products and instead return them with a receipt.

In a statement on the FSA website it said: 'Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections,

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