Pictures show Oxford shelves empty of chicken amid salmonella fears

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Several retailers have removed chicken products from stores
Several retailers have removed chicken products from stores

Shelves in Oxford are empty of certain chicken products, as they have been recalled due to fears of salmonella contamination.

Cranswick Country Foods are recalling several products containing chicken because salmonella has been found in some of the chicken used to manufacture these products.

As a precaution, additional products are also being recalled whilst the company’s investigations continue.

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Oxford Mail: Certain products have been recalled due to fears of contamination
Oxford Mail: Certain products have been recalled due to fears of contamination

Certain products have been recalled due to fears of contamination

The retailers impacted include Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Costa, Co-op, Café Nero, Starbucks, Jamie Oliver Deli and Amazon.

Pictures taken at Sainsbury’s Local on Park End Street and Tesco Express on St Aldate's this morning show shelves empty of the effected products.

Oxford Mail: Both Sainsbury's and Tesco in Oxford have removed products
Oxford Mail: Both Sainsbury's and Tesco in Oxford have removed products

Both Sainsbury's and Tesco in Oxford have removed products

One shopper, who did not wish to be named, said that while she did not realise there was an issue, it is “better to be safe than sorry”.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said, “We are recalling the majority of Sainsbury’s and Taste the Difference chicken sandwiches, chicken wraps, chicken sandwich platters and some of our cooked chicken.

Oxford Mail: The brands have urged people not to eat the products
Oxford Mail: The brands have urged people not to eat the products

The brands have urged people not to eat the products

“This is a precautionary measure as our supplier has alerted us that salmonella has been detected in some batches of cooked chicken.

“We are asking customers not to consume the product and to return it to their nearest Sainsbury’s store, where they will receive a full refund. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: "We’re recalling various date codes of selected Tesco chicken products, as we’ve been made aware that they may contain salmonella.

"If you’ve bought an affected product, please don’t eat it. Instead, return it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required."

Meat wholesaler Booker Oxford have been contacted for comment.

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