Sainsbury recalls watercress in E.coli 0157 outbreak

By Mike Stones

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Related tags: Foodborne illness

Sainsbury has recalled all its bagged watercress due to fears of a possible link with an outbreak of E.coli
Sainsbury has recalled all its bagged watercress due to fears of a possible link with an outbreak of E.coli
Sainsbury has recalled all its bagged watercress and salads containing watercress, due to fears of a possible link with an outbreak of E.coli O157 that has sickened 15 people.

The recall affects six products in the ‘by Sainsbury’s Watercress’ and ‘So Organic Watercress’ ranges. (See list below).

The retailer has told the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that it is testing all its affected lines, but that, so far, no trace of E.coli O157 has been detected.

Sainsbury said the recall was a precautionary measure.

The FSA, Public Health England and local authorities are probing the source of the outbreak.

No other Sainsbury’s products are known to be affected by the recall.

Salmonella food poisoning

Food safety authorities are also trying to trace the source of a salmonella food poisoning​ outbreak – linked to cooked ham – that has made 51 people ill.

How to ensure your food safety systems are fit for purpose is the subject of Food Manufacture’s​ Food Safety Conference, to be staged at the National Motocycle Museum on Thursday October 17.

The one-day conference will arm delegates with the latest food safety information and how to mimimise the impact of a crisis once it occurs. More information and ticket booking is available here.

 

Sainsbury’s Watercress recall

  • 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.

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