Sainsburys initiates watercress recall

Sainsbury's initiates watercress recall

UK retailer Sainsbury's has launched a recall of bagged watercress and salads containing watercress over fears it is linked to an e.coli outbreak that has sickened 15 people.

The Food Standards Agency said this morning (13 September) products included in the recall include By Sainsbury's Watercress Leaves 75g; By Sainsbury's Watercress; Spinach and Rocket salad 100g; By Sainsbury's Watercress, Spinach and Rocket 170g; By Sainsbury's Watercress twin pack2 x 35g; So Organic Watercress 75g; and So Organic Watercress, Spinach and Rocket, 100g.

Investigations by the FSA, Public Health England and local authorities are continuing, the regulator said in a statement.

Sainsbury's is testing all affected lines and no trace of e.coli 0157 has yet been detected.

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E.coli 0157 outbreak: Sainsbury’s recalls watercress

Sainsbury’s is recalling all of its bagged watercress and salads containing watercress as a precautionary measure, due to a possible association with an outbreak of E.coli O157 that has made 15 people ill.

The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Product details

by Sainsbury’s Watercress Leaves, 75g by Sainsbury’s Watercress, Spinach and Rocket salad, 100g by Sainsbury’s Watercress, Spinach and Rocket, 170g by Sainsbury’s Watercress twin pack, 2 x 35g So Organic Watercress, 75g So Organic Watercress, Spinach and Rocket, 100g 'Use by' dates: all date codes No other Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd products are known to be affected.

The supermarket is advising people not to consume any of these products and to return them to the store they were purchased from for a full refund.

Investigations by the Food Standards Agency, Public Health England and local authorities are continuing and further information will be provided once it becomes available.

 

Sainsbury's has informed the FSA that it is carrying out testing on all of its affected lines, but that no trace of E.coli O157 has been detected to date.

Original source: Food Standards Agency