Last updated on 18 January 2013

Sainsbury's recalls own-brand Lemon Thyme due to salmonella

Sainsbury’s is recalling its own-brand Lemon Thyme because salmonella has been detected in one pack during routine testing. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Product details

The product being recalled is:

Product: Sainsbury’s Lemon Thyme, 15g
Date codes: All date codes up to and including 21 January 2013

If you have purchased this product, please do not eat it. You can return it to the nearest store for a full refund.

Sainsbury's is recalling all date codes, up to and including 21 January 2013, of this product because salmonella has been detected in a pack, following routine testing. Customer notices will be displayed in stores to tell consumers why the product is being recalled.

No other Sainsbury's products are known to be affected.

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