FOOD SAFETY: Popular store recalls batches of chicken products due to salmonella fears

The food department of a popular store is recalling batches of chicken products due to possible presence of salmonella.

According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), twelve products are being removed from the shelves, with consumers being advised not to eat the affected batches already purchased.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be posted in stores stocked with the affected lots.

Products include the Classic 14 Piece Sandwich Platter, Roast Chicken and Salad Sandwich, Roast Chicken and Bacon Sandwich, Wheat Gluten Free Chicken and Bacon Sandwich, Chicken and Bacon Wrap , Classic Mini Rolls Selection, Coronation Chicken Deli Filling, Layered Chicken Bacon Salad, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Mustard Pasta Salad, Gluten Free Chicken Salad Sandwich Coffee and selection of classic Café sandwiches.

Best before dates range from May 11 to May 16 (full list below).

People infected with Salmonella usually develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection – but this can vary between 6 and 72 hours – and usually lasts 4 to 7 days.

The most common symptom is diarrhea, which can sometimes be bloody.

Other symptoms may include fever, headache, and abdominal cramps.

Diarrhea can sometimes be severe enough to require hospitalization. Older people, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have more severe disease.

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Rozella J. Cook