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Asda, Tesco and Morrisons launch urgent product recall amid salmonella warning UK News

As many as 176 people have fallen ill after eating a batch of pork scrapes suspected of being contaminated with salmonella.

Salmonella infection usually causes diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms can start six hours to six days after infection and can last up to a week.

The popular meat snack is sold in major UK supermarkets including Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, has been recalled by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Tayto Group Ltd, the brand behind the product, has issued an urgent food warning to buyers.

The affected products include four Mr Porky items, which are Mr Porky Original Scratchings, Mr Porky Crispy Strips, Mr Porky Crackles and Mr Porky Prime Cut Scratchings.

The Sun reports that around 50 people of all ages have been hospitalized with salmonella poisoning.

Product details

The FSA said: “Tayto Group Ltd is taking the precautionary step of recalling certain products from Mr Porky, Jay’s and The Real Pork Crackling Company as they may be contaminated with Salmonella.”

Affected products include:

Times Series: Mr Porky's products recalled due to salmonella risk.  (ASL)Mr Porky products are being recalled due to a risk of salmonella. (ASL)

Tayto Group Ltd advising clients

The group behind the snack warned customers not to eat the product, said, “If you have purchased any of the above products, do not eat it. Instead, return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

The company said it was “recalling all products as a precaution” and that point-of-sale notices would be displayed in all stores where the product is on sale.

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This notice was published: 2021-08-25 08:02:08

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