Sainsbury’s has advised customers against consuming their own-brand chorizo product due to concerns that certain packages may contain listeria.
The UK public has been instructed by the retailer, which has 600 supermarkets and 800 convenience stores, to bring back any Taste the Difference Spanish chorizo Iberico rings with use by dates ranging from 23 November to 16 January.
If you return one, you will receive a complete refund of £3.25.
Listeria can cause symptoms similar to flu, including high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, diarrhoea and feeling or being sick, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA). However, in rare cases, the bacteria can cause more serious complications such as meningitis.
Certain individuals have a higher risk of contracting listeria infections, such as pregnant women and their fetuses, infants under one month old, and elderly or immunocompromised individuals.
The Food Standards Agency recommended that individuals who purchased chorizo should not consume it. “Instead, please bring it back to the store where it was purchased for a complete refund,” stated the regulatory organization.
Sainsbury’s expressed regret for any inconvenience and stated that they have not received any complaints. However, they prioritize the safety of their customers and are recalling the product as a precautionary measure.
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