Chicken sold at Tesco and Sainsbury's recalled over salmonella fears – see the full list

CHICKEN sold at shops including Tesco and Sainsbury's has been recalled over salmonella fears.

The Food Standards Agency issued a further recall yesterday for certain batches of SFC Chicken Poppets and Take-Home Boneless Bucket products. 

Recall notices have previously been issued for certain batches of these products due to salmonella concerns, and usually are sold in stores like Tesco and Sainsbury's.

Shoppers have been warned not to eat the chicken and can get a full refund if they return to the shop they bought it from.

It comes as five people are feared to have died in the UK after eating contaminated chicken made in Poland by two manufacturers – including SFC.

The other was Vestey Foods, which recalled its Chicken Inn jumbo chicken nuggets with the packet size of 650g, which is usually sold at stores like B&M and Heron Foods.

This recall covers the batch code 31453058 and the best before date of 01/2022.

Some 480 people are known to have fallen ill with salmonella poisoning with more than one in three becoming so sick they needed hospital treatment.

Which chicken has been recalled so far?

HERE’s a list of SFC chicken products that have been recalled so far.

If you have the following chicken, don't eat it and take it back to the store for a full refund:

  •  Chicken Poppets Pack size 190g Batch code L 15520 and L13720 Best before 24 September 2021 
  • Chicken Poppets Pack size 190g Batch code L13720 and L:15520 Best before 31 October 2021
  • Chicken Poppets Pack size 190g Batch code PKW008A, PKW011A and L:25820 Best before 28 February 2022
  • Take Home Boneless Bucket Pack size 650g Best before 28 November 2021 – all batches

However, it is not know which products were eaten or where they were bought from.

Public health watchdogs say the salmonella infection has been recorded as a contributory cause of death in at least one case.

A further four deaths have been linked to the outbreaks, although it is not clear whether salmonella infection was a factor for those.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Now, more batches of SFC chicken have been added to the recall list.

All batches of Take-Home Boneless Buckets with a best before date of November 28, 2021 have been recalled.

Previously, this only applied to one batch – with the code L19720 – of the chicken with the same best before date.

Further recalls have been issued for 190g packets of SFC Chicken Poppets.

Salmonella has been found in an additional batch – with the code L15520 – of this item with the best before date of October 31 2021.

Chicken Poppets with a best before date of February 28 2022 with the batch code L25820 should also not be eaten.

Previously, salmonella was only found in the following batches last month:

  • Chicken Poppets with a best before date of September 24 2021 with the batch codes L:13720 and L:15520
  • Chicken Poppets with the best before date of October 31 2021 with the batch code L:13720
  • Chicken Poppets with the best before date of February 28 2022 with batch codes PKW008A and PKW011A

The latest recall has led Tesco to withdraw all of SFC's products from sale and delist it as a supplier.

Sainsbury’s has also withdrawn all Take-Home Boneless Buckets with a best before date of November 28, 2021.

It has also issued a notice for SFC Chicken Poppets packets that were recalled last month, with a best before date of October 31 with the batch code L13720.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.

As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.

But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.

When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.

If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.

They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.

In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.

You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.

Shoppers can return affected items to their nearest store for a full refund.

For customers unable to visit their local store, Sainsbury’s has advised to email [email protected] with a photo showing the batch code information, which is found in the inner packaging.

Sales notices will be displayed in stores selling the product.

The Sun has asked Sainsbury's, Tesco and SFC for a comment.

Lidl was recently forced to recall family packs of pork mince over fears they contain pieces of plastic.

Earlier this month, Lidl had to recall Red Hen Breaded Chicken Nuggets and Red Hen Southern Fried Chicken Pops after salmonella contamination was found in some of the products in the batch.

Meanwhile, Tesco recently issued a recall on packs of spicy chorizo slices over fears they could be contaminated with listeria.

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