Listeria monocytogenes contamination leads to multiple product recalls

By William Dodds

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Several Bread Spread products including wraps and sandwiches have been recalled. Credit: Getty / LauriPatterson
Several Bread Spread products including wraps and sandwiches have been recalled. Credit: Getty / LauriPatterson

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Food Manufacture rounds up recent product recalls announced by firms including Bread Spread and Wanis.

Bread Spread recalls chilled and ready to eat products due to presence of Listeria monocytogenes

West London food manufacturer Bread Spread has recalled various chilled and ready to eat ranges because the presence of Listeria monocytogenes has been found in some of the products.

The recall applies to ‘Bread Spread Ready to Eat Food Products’, ‘Orbital Foods Ready to Eat Food Products’ and ‘Perfect Bite Ready to Eat Food Products’ of all pack sizes and with any date code up to and including 18 May 2024.

Point of sale notices have be issued where the products are sold informing customers about the recall and providing them with contact information.

The notice states: “Bread Spread are recalling ALL chilled and ready to eat foods under the brand names Bread Spread Orbital Foods and Perfect Bite including sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, twists, frenchsticks and torpidos with a range of fillings due to the detection of listeria monocytogenes in final products.”

Anyone that has bought one of the products listed has been advised not to eat them and instead return the package to the store where they bought it for a full refund.

Listeria infections can lead to flu-like symptoms that include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

People over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to Listeria infection.

Wanis recalls Tropical Sun Semolina Fine because of undeclared wheat

Food and drink wholesaler Wanis has recalled packs of ‘Tropical Sun Semolina Fine’ because it contains wheat (gluten) which is not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with coeliac disease, and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten.

Packs weighing 1.5kg and 5kg have been recalled, with it applying to all batch numbers where the product has a best before date ranging from May 2024 to April 2026.

Point of sale notices have been issued advising people to check whether they have purchased an impacted pack and return any involved in the recall for a refund.

Wanis has also contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.

For more information customers have been told to visit the Tropical Sun Foods website.

In other news, David Wood Baking has received financing support from Interpath Advisory as it continues to recover from a fire at its Dudley bakery last year.

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