Tesco recalls chicken salad over campylobacter fears

Superstore Tesco has issued a recall notice for two of its chicken salad products as they have been found to contain campylobacter. 

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), campylobacter is a leading cause of food poisoning in the UK and leads to 280,000 cases every year. Symptoms include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

The affected products are Tesco’s 160g chicken salad, and Tesco’s chicken, broccoli, almond and cashew nut salad. No other products are known to be affected. If these salads have been purchased, it has been advised not to consume them. Instead, return them to the store of purchase where a full refund will be granted.

Point-of-sale notices are being displayed in all stores that sell the products, explaining why they are being withdrawn. “We have been made aware by our supplier that they have detected campylobacter in a small number of products,” they read. “Tesco is recalling the affected products from customers as a precaution.”

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