Dearne Valley Foods is recalling batches of McWurst Scotch Egg products because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in two separate batches. These products are sold in Booths and Booker.
|Use by||13 September 2018 to 25 September 2018|
|Use by||13 September 2018 to 24 September 2018|
No other Dearne Valley Foods products are known to be affected.
The possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products 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.
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