Sainsbury’s and Aldi recall products as Pret A Manger removes all chicken from menu over ‘safety issue’

Pret A Manger has removed all chicken from its menus due to a “supplier’s food safety issue”. Sainsbury’s and Aldi have also recalled certain chicken products after salmonella was detected in some batches.

Pret and Sainsbury’s described the move as a “precautionary measure”. A message from the Pret A Manger UK Twitter account in a response to a customer on Wednesday May 11 said: “Hello, customer safety is always our priority so we have temporarily removed chicken from our menu as a precaution due of a supplier food safety issue. No Pret products have currently been affected and we continue to work with the supplier on the issue.

Sainsbury’s wrote on Twitter: “We are recalling the majority of Sainsbury’s and Taste the Difference chicken sandwiches, chicken wraps, chicken sandwich platters and some of our cooked chickens.” Later, they replied to a customer: “This is a precautionary measure because our supplier has alerted us that salmonella has been detected in certain batches of cooked chicken.”

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Sainsbury’s customers earlier claimed they were unable to purchase cooked chicken products from the till, with one claiming to have seen staff remove cooked chicken products chicken from the shelves to “destroy” them. Aldi also had to recall its chicken and bacon Caesar wraps. The Food Standards Agency has warned anyone with Aldi items in their fridge not to eat them and return them to the nearest store and receive a full refund.

Salmonella infection is caused by a family of germs (bacteria) that live in the gut of many birds and animals. according to the NHS. It is therefore present in foods causing human intestinal infections. Symptoms include loose stools, stomach pain, fever, headache, nausea and/or vomiting, and general fatigue.


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