Urgent recall of sandwiches, wraps and paninis as they may contain listeria

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A large number of sandwiches, paninis, toasties, rolls and wraps are being recalled over potential fears that they may be infected with bacteria.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) explains The Real Wrap Company Ltd is recalling a variety of its ready-to-eat food products as they may contain the presence of listeria monocytogenes. It only affects products sold at retail stores in health settings based in England and Wales.

Customers who may have purchased the affected products are being strongly urged to "stop using immediately" and return them to the retail outlet to arrange a refund. The food company has advised that the move is a "precautionary measure".

As reported by The Manchester Evening News, the FSA stated: "The Real Wrap Company Ltd is taking the precautionary action of recalling ready-to-eat products including sandwiches, paninis, rolls, toasties and wraps because of the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes. This recall only affects products sold at retail stores in health care settings."

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"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. 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. The Real Wrap Company is recalling the above products."

"Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products."

"If you have bought any of the above products from health care settings, do not eat it. Instead, return it to where it was bought for a refund. For further information, please contact the Real Wrap Company at enquiries@realwrap.co.uk."

Since the recall affects a wide variety of ready-to-eat products, shoppers can find the full list of items being recalled here.

It comes just as Aldi has also had to issue a recall for its Ashfields Grill 4 Garlic & Herb Chicken Kebabs. The product features a use-by date of June 9, while the correct date should be July 9, making the product "unsafe to eat".

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