More batches of chicken products sold in Tesco, Sainsbury's and B&M recalled after salmonella caused illness and death

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:30 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 10:35 am
Chicken products sold in Tesco, Sainsbury's and B&M found to contain salmonella - what customers need to know (Photo: FSA)
Chicken products sold in Tesco, Sainsbury's and B&M found to contain salmonella - what customers need to know (Photo: FSA)

Five people are believed to have died from salmonella poisoning, and hundreds more have fallen ill, after eating contaminated chicken imported from Poland.

The chicken products were sold in some supermarkets in the UK, but have now been recalled due to the health risk.

An update has extended the recall to all SFC products for certain dates.All batch codes are affected with best before dates up to and including 30 of June 2022. Products after this best before date are not affected.

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The infected batch has made 480 people ill with the infection, according to the MailOnline.

In a statement the FSA said: "If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them."

The items have previously been for sale in Sainsbury's, Tesco and B&M.

How to tell if you’re affected

Customers will be able to identify whether their product is recalled by checking the batch codes on the box.

If the batch code starts with PKW it is displayed on the outside of the box. If the batch code begins with an L, it is displayed on the inner packaging inside the box.

Here are the products being recalled:

  • SFC Chicken Poppets, Pack size: 190 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: 24 September 2021
  • SFC Crispy Dippers, Pack size: 220 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2020
  • SFC Crispy Dippers (Halal), Pack size: 200 g, Batch codes: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Southern Fried Chicken Strips (Halal), Pack size: 155 g, Batch codes: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Mega Box, Pack size: 1610 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022.
  • SFC Southern Fried Chicken Burgers, Pack size: 228 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • Little Hill Farm Chicken Breast Fillets, Pack size: 500 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Poppets (Halal), Pack size: 190 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: 30 June 2022
  • SFC Take-Home Boneless Box, Pack size: 600 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Take-Home Boneless Box, Pack size: 625 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Take-Home Boneless Box, Pack size: 550 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Take-Home Boneless Box (Halal), Pack size: 550 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Chicken Nuggets, Pack size: 300 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: Up to and including 30 June 2022
  • SFC Chicken Poppets, Pack size: 190 g, Batch code: L13720, Best-before date: 31 October 2021
  • SFC Chicken Poppets, Pack size: 190 g, Batch code: PKW008A, Best-before date: 28 February 2022
  • SFC Chicken Poppets, Pack size: 190 g, Batch code: PKW011A, Best-before date: 28 February 2022
  • SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket, Pack size: 650 g, Batch code: All codes, Best-before date: 28 November 2021

Why are the products being recalled?

The presence of salmonella was found in the products by the FSA. Salmonella can cause a variety of symptoms including a fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Symptoms usually develop within a few days of eating the contaminated food, according to the NHS. Sometimes symptoms can develop within just a few hours, though, or might even take as long as a few weeks to show.

How do I return the product?

If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them.

Instead, return them to the store where they were bought for a full refund. Alternatively, email a photo of the product packaging clearly showing the batch code information printed on the inner bag of the products to [email protected] for a refund, then safely dispose of the product at home.