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Food recall alert as contaminated chicken products found in Shropshire

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Shropshire Council is urging food businesses and residents to check for contaminated food products after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) released recent food alerts.

One of these recent food alerts issued by the FSA concerns chicken products that are contaminated with salmonella. These have been found in Shropshire.

One batch of the contaminated products was found by Shropshire Council staff during a recent inspection of a Shropshire business. The batch was immediately removed from sale.

The products in question are SFC Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Buckets. SFC Wholesale is now recalling some of these products.

DO NOT EAT if you have one of the affected products. Instead, you should return them to the shop where you bought them for a full refund. Alternatively, you can email a photo of the packaging (clearly showing the batch code) to customerservices@sfcwholesale.co.uk.

An image of a box of chicken poppets which are part of a food recall.

SFC chicken poppets are the subject of a food alert by the FSA

Vestey Foods has also recalled one of its products after finding salmonella. The Chick Inn 32 Jumbo Chicken Nuggets were sold at Heron Foods, B&M, and B&M Express only (England and Wales only). Find out full details here https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-09-2021.

In addition to the alerts issued to retailers by the manufacturers, Shropshire Council is now contacting high risk businesses who may be affected, and is asking businesses to also check for any potentially affected batches of the products.

What should you do now?

Food businesses are advised to check if they have any affected stock and remove them from sale immediately, and also display all relevant point of sale notices if they sell any of the affected products (even if not the same batch number).

Consumers are advised to check if they have bought any of the affected products. If you have bought affected products, do not to consume them, and contact the store you bought them from immediately.

You should always be vigilant when purchasing or checking any products you may have at home.

The FSA advise you to always take care when storing, handling and cooking these types of frozen breaded chicken products, to help reduce the risk of food poisoning for you and your family.

If anyone has any concerns, business or consumer, you can contact the council by emailing food@shropshire.gov.uk or calling 0345 678 9067.