Thousands of Cadbury desserts recalled over food poisoning fears

Thousands of Cadbury desserts have been recalled from supermarket shelves following food poisoning concerns.

The products, made by Müller, have been highlighted amid fears they may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.

Listeria poisoning can induce symptoms such as a high temperature and stomach upset.

Listeriosis is a particular threat to the elderly, pregnant women and their unborn babies, and those with compromised immune systems.

The recall is for Cadbury Crunchie Chocolate Dessert, Cadbury Flake Chocolate Dessert, Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Chocolate Dessert, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunks Chocolate Dessert, Cadbury Heroes Chocolate Dessert (six pack) and Cadbury Daim Chocolate Dessert.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said: “Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

“Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.”

Customers who bought the items are urged to avoid eating them and return them for a full refund.

A spokesperson for Müller said: “If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund (with or without a receipt).”

Consumers are being asked to contact Müller on or 07354 835 893 for further information.