PUBLISHED: 08:04, Mon, Aug 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:41, Mon, Aug 3, 2020
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Sometimes a product is “withdrawn” from sale and taken off the shelves, but in this case the products have been recalled over safety fears.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.
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Bread Spread has issued an urgent food recall (Image: Getty/Bread Spread)
Bread Spread's chicken products have been affected (Image: Bread Spread)
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.”