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Willowbrook Foods recalls salad products with bacon due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes

England and Northern Ireland specific

Willowbrook Foods has taken the precautionary step of recalling certain salad products with bacon because they might contain Listeria monocytogenes. The products are sold in Budgens, Supervalu, Centra, Mace, Nisa, Lidl and Spar retail stores.

Product details

Willowbrook Fine Foods Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad (sold at Budgens and Nisa)
Pack size 150g
Use by 25 April 2018
Batch description sold at Budgens and Nisa Retail Ltd
Fresh For You Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad (sold at Supervalu, Centra, and Mace)
Pack size 150g
Use by 25 April 2018
Batch description sold at Supervalu, Centra, and Mace (Northern Ireland)
Meadow Fresh Caesar Style Salad Bowl (sold at Lidl in Northern Ireland)
Pack size 205g
Use by 25 and 26 April 2018
Batch description sold at Lidl (Northern Ireland)
Deluxe Potato Salad with bacon (sold at Lidl in Northern Ireland)
Pack size 220g
Use by 28 and 29 April 2018
Batch description sold at Lidl (Northern Ireland)
Spar Prepared Salad – Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad (sold at Spar in Northern Ireland)
Pack size 150g
Use by 25 April 2018
Batch description sold at Spar (Northern Ireland)

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed above.

The products listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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.

Action taken by the company

Willowbrook Foods 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 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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-23-2018