Second firm recalls sandwiches due to food poisoning risk

A second firm in less than a week has recalled a batch of chicken tikka sandwiches due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

Lytham Foods is recalling Taylors of Lytham Chicken Tikka Sandwiches after a supplier is alleged to have failed to comply with food hygiene regulations.

The recall affects batches of the product with ‘use by’ date codes up to and including 18 February 2016. Customers are advised not to eat the sandwiches, and instead, to return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a full refund.

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The recall notice, published on the Food Standards Agency website, alleges supplier Catermix manufactured its tikka powder in unhygienic conditions.

Lancaster-based Lytham Foods said: “During routine testing we have detected a serious microbiological problem in an ingredient used in our Chicken Tikka products.

“Please be assured that customer health, safety and satisfaction remain our top priority. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. People affected by salmonellosis - the infection caused by salmonella - can go on to develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal cramps, with dehydration a symptom that can leave sufferers hospitalised.

The recall comes just days after Preston-based company Easy Eats UK ltd recalled products because of similar contamination issues.