ICELAND has recalled two of its popular chicken meals over fears they contain salmonella.
The supermarket chain has issued alerts for its own brand Chip Shop Curry Chicken Breast Toppers and Southern Fried Chicken Popsters.
The 400g packet of Chicken Breast Toppers that have been pulled from the shelves have the best before dates February 27, 2021, March 17, 2021 and April 8, 2021.
The 400g Southern Fried Chicken Popsters have a best before date of April 4, 2021.
Iceland says the products were recalled as a precautionary measure.
A spokesperson said: “Iceland has issued a voluntary recall on two frozen chicken products due to the presence of salmonella.
“We are recalling these products as a precautionary measure and apologise for any convenience caused. “
We are working with our supplier, and the Food Standards Agency to share information and conduct necessary testing, in order to work towards a resolution.
The Food Standards Agency said: “If you have bought any of the above products do not consume them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund or contact Iceland Customer Care line on 0800 328 0800 and select option 2.”
Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
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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.
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