Waitrose recalls Crisp & Creamy Deli Style Coleslaw Side Salad because of the presence of Listeria

20 July 2018

Waitrose is recalling Crisp & Creamy Deli Style Coleslaw Side Salad because Listeria has been found in the product.

Product details

Waitrose Crisp & Creamy Deli Style Coleslaw

Use by 20/21/22/23 July

No other Waitrose products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria in the product listed above.

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. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

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

Waitrose is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to any Waitrose store 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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-39-2018