Updated: Asda recalls two of its own-brand Cereal Bars because of the possible presence of salmonella

Asda has taken the precautionary step of recalling its Peanut and Almond Cereal Bars in addition to its Cranberry and Nut Cereal Bars (packs of 4) because the products might contain salmonella.

Product details

Asda Cranberry and Nut Cereal Bars (pack of 4)

Pack size 4x35g
Best before end: September 2019

Asda Peanut and Almond Cereal Bars (pack of 4)

Pack size 4x35g
Best before end: September 2019

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

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

Asda is 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 have been recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought them. Please see the attached notices.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return 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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-14-2019-update-1