Sainsbury’s have cleared their shelves of 13 own brand sandwich fillers after a potentially deadly food bug was discovered.
The supermarket’s Deli Fillers which cost £1.40 for 220g or £2.10 for 385g were withdrawn after Listeria Monocytogenes was found in some of the products.
Listeria Monocytogenes can cause flu-like symptoms, stomach cramps, sickness and diarrhoea and can be serious for those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems
The affected products include both sizes of it’s Cheese & Onion Deli Filler, Coronation Chicken Deli Filler, Egg Mayo Deli Filler, Tuna & Sweetcorn Deli Filler.
It’s 220g tubs of Chicken & Sweetcorn Deli Filler, Chicken Tikka Deli Filler, Egg & Bacon Deli Filler, Seafood Cocktail Deli Filler, and it’s Be Good To Yourself Tuna & Sweetcorn Deli Filler are also affected.
All have a use by date of July 4th 2017.
Those who have bought the Deli Fillers are being urged to return them to get a refund.
The Food Standards Agency said: “Sainsbury’s is recalling a number of their products because Listeria Monocytogenes has been found in some of the products.
“No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected.
“The presence of Listeria Monocytogenes in some of 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.
“If you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”