Pipers Crisps recalls varieties of crisps because of possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes

England and Wales specific

Pipers Crisps Ltd has taken the precautionary step of recalling two varieties of crisps because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Product details

Anglesey Sea Salt

Pack size 20g
Batch code L4 19252
Best before date 2020-01-27
Best before 27/01/20

Anglesey Sea Salt

Pack size 40g
Batch code L4 19252
Best before date 2020-01-27
Best before 27/01/20

Anglesey Sea Salt

Pack size 40g
Batch code L4 19253
Best before date 2020-01-28
Best before 28/01/20

Anglesey Sea Salt

Pack size 600g
Batch code L4 19259
Best before date 2020-02-03
Best before 03/02/20

Anglesey Sea Salt

Pack size 600g
Batch code L4 19260
Best before date 2020-02-04
Best before 04/02/20

Anglesey Sea Salt

Pack size 600g
Batch code L4 19261
Best before date 2020-02-05
Best before 05/02/20

Karnataka Black Pepper

Pack size 40g
Batch code L4 19254
Best before date 2020-01-29
Best before 29/01/20

No other Pipers Crisps products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The products listed above may 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

Pipers Crisps Ltd 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 notice.

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 (with or without a receipt).

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-43-2019