Urgent 'do not eat alert': Sainsbury's recalls popular product over listeria fears

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  • The Food Standards Agency told Brits not to eat nan nutrient and petition a refund 
  • Sainsbury's said nan callback of its chorizo ringing was a 'precautionary action' 

By Emily Stearn, Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 06:05 EDT, 25 October 2023 | Updated: 14:26 EDT, 25 October 2023

Sainsbury's has recalled 1 of its own-brand chorizo products from shelves over wellness concerns.

Food information watchdogs person stuck a 'do not eat' alert connected nan supermarket's Taste nan Difference Spanish Chorizo Iberico Ring.

It is feared 'some' batches of nan cured meat, which costs £3.25, are contaminated pinch listeria. 

The nasty bug — which tin termination — usually causes a fever, sickness and diarrhoea. Its symptoms typically slice people wrong days.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued nan alert.

Food information watchdogs person stuck a 'do not eat' alert connected nan supermarket's Taste nan Difference Spanish Chorizo Iberico Ring. It is feared 'some' batches of nan cured meat, which costs £3.25, are contaminated pinch listeria 

Sainsbury's said nan callback of its 200g merchandise was a 'precautionary action'. It impacts each day codes of nan chorizo ring, pinch champion earlier dates betwixt November 23 and January 16, 2024. Point of waste notices, which explicate to customers why nan merchandise is being recalled, will besides beryllium displayed successful each stores trading nan product, nan FSA said 

Sainsbury's said nan callback of its 200g merchandise was a 'precautionary action'. 

It impacts each day codes of nan chorizo ring, pinch champion earlier dates betwixt November 23 and January 16, 2024. 

Point of waste notices, which explain to customers why nan merchandise is being recalled, will besides beryllium displayed successful each stores trading nan product, nan FSA said.

It added: 'If you person bought immoderate of nan supra merchandise do not eat it. 

'Instead, return it to nan shop from wherever it was bought for a afloat refund.'

Further accusation connected really to return it to shop tin beryllium recovered connected nan supermarket's website aliases by contacting their institution careline, it besides advised.

Listeriosis is simply a superior infection usually caused by eating nutrient contaminated pinch nan bacterium listeria monocytogenes. 

It poses a peculiar threat to nan elderly, pregnant women and babies.

Those who eat nutrient containing listeria monocytogenes could create an infection called listeriosis, which tin origin a fever, aches and pains, chills, nausea, sickness and diarrhoea

For astir people, listeria poisoning tin beryllium akin to flu and see precocious temperature, musculus ache aliases pain, chills and emotion aliases being sick.

Usually symptoms recede aft a fewer days.

However, successful rarer cases nan infection tin beryllium much severe, causing life-threatening complications, specified arsenic meningitis. 

Listeria astir commonly infects chilled, ready-to-eat foods specified arsenic pre-packed sandwiches, pate and soft cheeses.

According to nan latest disposable data, a full of 160 cases of listeriosis were reported successful England and Wales successful 2021.

Some 22 deaths were recorded, of which 12 had listeriosis recorded arsenic a origin of decease connected nan decease certificate. 

Meanwhile successful nan US, nan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that astir 1,600 group get listeriosis each year.

Dozens of cheeses person been recalled this twelvemonth complete fears they were contaminated pinch listeria, too.

What is listeriosis?

Most group that get listeriosis, caused by germs called listeria, will only acquisition mild symptoms, specified arsenic vomiting and diarrhoea.

Other symptoms of nan infection tin see a precocious somesthesia of 38C aliases above, aches and pains, and chills, according to nan NHS.

However, much superior complications tin create successful those pinch weakened immune systems, babies, nan aged and pregnant women.

Many foods tin harbour listeria, but it is usually recovered successful unpasteurised milk, soft cheeses and ready-to-eat foods, specified arsenic prepacked sandwiches.

Listeria is wide successful nan situation and tin beryllium recovered successful earthy nutrient and soil, and successful nan droppings of galore mammals, birds, and fish.

Around 120 cases of listeriosis are confirmed each twelvemonth successful England, according to figures. It strikes astir 1,600 annually successful nan US.

HOW CAN YOU AVOID LISTERIOSIS?

  • Wash your hands regularly pinch soap and water
  • Wash consequence and vegetables earlier eating them
  • Store ready-to-eat foods arsenic recommended by nan manufacturer
  • Make judge each basking nutrient is steaming basking each nan measurement through


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