Sainsbury’s recalls certain batches of its Taste the Difference 4 pack Aberdeen Angus British Beef Quarter Pounders (Frozen) due to a possible link to illness with E. coli O157

Last updated:
22 December 2017
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Public Health England has identified a small number of cases with E. coli O157 infection. Investigations have found a possible link to the above product. As a precautionary measure, Sainsbury’s is recalling certain batches of its Taste the Difference 4 pack Aberdeen Angus British Beef Quarter Pounders (Frozen).

Product details

Product: Taste the Difference 4 pack Aberdeen Angus British Beef Quarter Pounders (Frozen)

Pack size: 454g

Batches with ‘Best Before’ dates: July 2018, September 2018 and October 2018 

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected. 

Risk

Sainsbury’s is recalling the above batches because a small number of customers have become unwell with E. coli O157 after consuming the product.  
 
It is possible that E. coli O157 may be present in the batches listed above.   
 
Symptoms caused by this organism include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal. 

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above batches do not eat them. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. 

Action taken by the company

Sainsbury’s is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice. 

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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

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