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Cranswick recalls chicken from supermarkets due to salmonella link | News

Meat and poultry giant Cranswick Country Foods has recalled more than 100 products from major UK supermarkets and catering businesses due to concerns about salmonella contamination.

Cranswick has issued a precautionary recall of 111 products so far, from Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, Tesco, Waitrose, M&S, the Co-op and other retailers after salmonella was found in some of the chickens produced at its Hull and widely used in precooked products.

As a precaution, additional products to those in which salmonella was found are being recalled while investigations continue, the Food Standards Agency has confirmed.

The outbreak was detected when a routine inspection at the Hull site discovered the bacteria in cooked chicken. Other brand-owned processing plants were not affected.

Point of sale notices are posted in all stores selling the products and consumers are advised not to eat the items if they have purchased them, but rather to return them to the store.

It is not clear if anyone has been sickened by the bacteria. Symptoms of salmonella typically include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.

In a statement from the company, it said it was working with the FSA to resolve the issue.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation into the possible cause of the contamination and the site will remain closed until the investigations are complete,” the statement said. “The safety and quality of every product produced by Cranswick is our number one priority and all necessary protocols will be followed and completed before restarting production.”