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Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are urgently recalling these products

If you’ve done a food shop in the last few days you’ll want to read on, as several major supermarkets are recalling a number of products.

According to The Cambridge News, the string of alerts have come following health fears and shoppers are being asked to check to see if they have bought any of the products below.

 

 

 

 

Some of the shops in question include Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s and anyone who has bought one of the items is urged to return them for a full refund

Consuming food contaminated with Listeria bacteria can cause an infection called listeriosis, although this is rare with around 180 cases occurring each year in England and Wales. In most people, listeriosis comprises mild symptoms but in certain at risk groups infection can be more severe. These food products have therefore been recalled as a precautionary measure to prevent possible illness.

The majority of healthy people will be unaffected but some people may develop symptoms of gastroenteritis such as abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and/or mild flu-like symptoms including a high temperature. These symptoms usually pass within three days without the need for treatment.

More rarely and usually in at risk individuals infection may spread to the blood or central nervous system leading to bacteraemia and/or meningitis and more severe symptoms.

Fit and healthy individuals need do nothing further. If you have mild diarrhoeal symptoms these should clear up and normally do not require medical treatment. If you develop a temperature and/or flu- like symptoms you should seek medical advice.

Persons with a weakened immune system (see at risk groups Q3) who have no symptoms need do nothing further. The incubation period of listeriosis can be up to 70 days. If you develop a symptoms of gastroenteritis and a temperature or flu- like symptoms during this period you should seek medical advice immediately.

A spokesman for the FSA said: “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.”

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