Cafe chain Pret A Manger has recalled all chicken products due to fears of salmonella contamination with its suppliers, after Aldi made a similar move with some sandwiches. Aldi announced it would be recalling all of its chicken and bacon Caesar wraps on Wednesday.
Pret said the removal of the products is a “precautionary measure” due to concerns of a possible “food safety risk” with their supplier.A Pret A Manger spokesperson told the MailOnline : “As a precautionary measure, we’ve temporarily removed the majority of chicken items on our menu due to a potential food safety risk at one of our suppliers.
“We hope to have these products back in shops soon. We apologise for any inconvenience.”
Aldi is recalling its Eat + Go chicken and bacon Caesar wraps, both double and triple options. The affected wraps have the sell-by date of today, May 11.
Anyone who has bought one of the wraps can take it back to an Aldi store for a refund.
The Food Standards Agency, which regulates food in the UK, said: “Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps.”
Aldi said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation.”
This year has already seen a host of supermarkets and big brands recall products tainted with salmonella. The most high profile has been Kinder, which had to recall its Kinder Surprise and Mini Egg chocolates as more than 100 people caught food poisoning from the treats.
In February health food store Holland & Barrett recalled its hulled sesame seeds over salmonella. The same month saw Waitrose recall green pesto with basil over the gastrointestinal disease.
In March, Lidl issued a recall for its Alesto Californian roasted and salted pistachios for the same reason.