Monday, 20 February 2017

Morrisons Recalls Meat Amid Concern Over Listeria Bug Which Could Cause Meningitis


They have recalled packets of 150g ready-to-eat peppered beef slices after the Food Standards Agency said they could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause flu-like symptoms and in rare cases can even cause meningitis.

Those over 65, pregnant women, children and babies less than one month old are more vulnerable to an infection.

Other symptoms include high temperatures, muscle aches, chills, nausea and diarrhoea.

The now-recalled sandwich meat has a use-by date of February 21.

The FSA said: ‘If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.’

No other Morrisons products are involved.

A spokesperson for the company said: ‘Our routine testing has identified the presence of low levels of Listeria in this product. We are asking all customers who have bought this Use By date of this product not to consume it and to return it to their nearest Morrisons store where they will receive a full refund.’

The news comes as one in four slaughterhouses were revealed as failing to take basic hygiene precautions to stop contaminated meat reaching shops.

The investigation, by the Observer, means abattoirs could mean meat buyers could come into contact with E Coli and other infections.



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