Morrisons recalls chicken slices due to possible metal contamination

By William Dodds

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The cooked chicken slices are sold in 170g and 400g packages. Credit: Getty / Marko Jan
The cooked chicken slices are sold in 170g and 400g packages. Credit: Getty / Marko Jan
Morrisons has recalled packs of cooked chicken slices because they may contain small pieces of metal.

The own brand ‘wafer thin cooked chicken’ slices are sold in 170g and 400g packages, with all best before dates up to 16 June 2024 impacted by the recall.

Due to the possible presence of metal in the packs, the chicken has been deemed unsafe to eat and the product has been recalled.

Point of sale notices have been displayed in all retail stores selling these products, explaining the reasons behind the recall. Any consumers that have bought the chicken can return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

“No other products are affected by this issue,”​ the notice reads.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and assure customers of our continuing commitment to the highest standard of product quality and safety."

Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Meanwhile, The Real Wrap Company has recalled all of its ready-to-eat products because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The precautionary action impacts products including sandwiches, paninis, rolls, toasties and wraps sold at retail stores in health care settings. The impacted products have best before dates between 9 and 11 June 2024.

Symptoms caused by ingesting Listeria monocytogenes can be similar to flu and 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.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including older people, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Point of sale notices have been issued in stores selling the products which advise customers on the best course of action and provide a full list of the items impacted by the recall.

In other news, Pilgrim’s Europe has announced plans to close its Spurway factory putting 270 people at risk of redundancy.

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