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Several retailers recall chilled and frozen seafood products because of possible contamination with salmonella

Several retailers listed below are recalling several chilled and frozen seafood products because they might be contaminated with salmonella.

Product details

by Sainsbury’s Mussels (Chilled)
Pack size 150g
Best before All Date codes
by Sainsbury’s Cockles (Chilled)
Pack size 90g
Best before All Date codes
Co-op Cooked Mussels (Chilled)
Pack size 140g
Best before All date codes
Asda Seafood Selection (Mussels, seafood bites and king prawns) (Chilled)
Pack size 240g
Best before 22, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 January 2021
Asda Cooked Mussels (Chilled)
Pack size 150g
Best before 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 January 2021
by Sainsbury’s Seafood Selection (Chilled)
Pack size 200g
Best before All Date codes
by Sainsbury’s Cooked Cockles (Frozen)
Pack size 200g
Best before All Date codes
by Sainsbury’s Cooked Mussels (Frozen)
Pack size 300g
Best before All Date codes
by Sainsbury’s Seafood Selection (Frozen)
Pack size 300g
Best before All Date codes
Waitrose & Partners Essential Frozen Seafood Selection, (King prawns, mussels and squid rings) (Frozen)
Pack size 250g
Best before All dates up to and including end January 2022
Co-op Cooked Seafood Selection (Frozen)
Pack size 300g
Best before All date codes
Waitrose & Partners Essential Cooked Seafood Selection, (Mussels, king prawns and squid) (Chilled)
Pack size 200g
Best before All use by dates from 20 December 2020 to 20 January 2021

Risk statement

The products listed above might be contaminated with salmonella. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Action taken by the company

The retailers listed are recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notices.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-05-2021