SFC Wholesale product recall as salmonella deaths investigated

Southport based SFC Wholesale have found themselves at the centre of a product recall storm.

A death, with salmonella recorded as a contributory cause, has led to an investigation by The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Health England (PHE) who are now probing four further deaths over the last year through fears they may be connected to contaminated meat imported from Poland.

The FSA stated:

“SFC are recalling SFC Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Bucket because Salmonella has been found in the products.

“Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.”

The products in question were available for purchase at Morrisons and Sainsburys.

Salmonella are bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

Salmonella bacteria may be found in the gut of many animals, including farm animals and pets. Poultry are especially likely to carry salmonella.

Symptoms caused by Salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Infection usually causes relatively mild symptoms but complications, including dehydration, can occur in some cases.

The usual treatment is to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Antibiotics are occasionally needed in some people who are at extra risk of having complications.

The affected products are as follows:

SFC Chicken Poppets

Pack Size 190g

Batch Codes L15520 L13720

Best Before 24/9/21

 

SFC Chicken Poppets

Pack Size 190g

Batch Code L13720

Best Before 31/10/21

 

SFC Chicken Poppets

Pack Size 190g

Batch Code PKW008A

Best Before 28/2/22

 

SFC Chicken Poppets

Pack Size 190g

Batch Code PKW011A

Best Before 28/2/22

 

SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket

Pack Size 650g

Batch Code L19720

Best Before 28/11/21

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund or alternatively, email a photo of the product packaging clearly showing the batch code information printed on the inner bag of the products to customerservices@sfcwholesale.co.uk for a refund and then safely dispose of the product at home.

 

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