Spar recalls Tikka Chicken Chunks

Spar (UK) is recalling its Tikka Chicken Chunks, due to the presence of listeria monocytogenes, which can cause foodborne illness. 

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) released a statement claiming that although the products have a ‘use-by’ date of 24 February 2016, the information on the back of the packaging said they were suitable for home freezing.

Key vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, unborn and new-born babies, those over 60 years of age and anyone with reduced immunity, are at particular risk to listeria monocytogenes and should avoid eating the food.

“The company [Spar UK] will be displaying point-of-sale notices in all stores,” said the FSA. “These notices will inform consumers why the product is being recalled and will tell them what to do if they have bought the product.”

The FSA warned consumers not to eat the chicken products if they had purchased them: “Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.”

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