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Tesco recalls chicken salad as it may cause food poisoning

Tesco has recalled two of its ready-made chicken salads, warning consumers that the salads could contain bacteria responsible for fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, according to the Independent.

The giant said that anyone who had bought a 160g pack of ‘Tesco Chicken Salad’, or a 315g pack of ‘Tesco Chicken, Broccoli, Almond & Cashew Nut Salad’ with a use-by-date of 12 or 13 July should not be eating the product and instead return in to the store immediately.

Campylobacter has been found in some of the chicken salads sold at Tesco. Campylobacter is the bacteria that represents the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK, being responsible for over 280,000 cases of food poisoning each year, according to the Food Standards Agency.


Other companies had to recall their products for similar reasons. Last month, Sainsbury’s recalled a range of sandwich filler products, over fears that they might contain Listeria. Listeria is a bacteria that causes symptoms similar to those caused by the flu, but in some cases it can lead to meningitis. Mars also recalled their most popular chocolate products earlier this months, due to risk of Salmonella.

Daisy Wilder