Food poisoning scare over raw meat in health store salads

A health food store has recalled its chicken salads and sandwiches - over fears they contain raw meat.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 2:32 pm
Updated Friday, 1st July 2016, 3:37 pm
Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market have taken its products off their shelves because consumers could get food poisoning salmonella from the under-cooked meat.

Its Yummy Mum's Chicken Salad deli pot, Yummy Mum's Chicken Salad sandwich on granary bread, a chicken salad on Turkish flat bread and a picnic mezze set have been recalled.

The American firm, which has nine stores in London, Cheltenham and Glasgow boasts on its website it uses the "finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakable commitment to sustainable agriculture. "

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But it has warned shoppers not to use the products and has offered a full refund to any customer who has brought the products.

A Whole Foods Market spokesman said: "We have identified the Mum's chicken Salad products have been contaminated with a small amount of under-cooked chicken.

"If you have purchased these items please do not consume the product and return to the store for a full refund.

"We apologise for any inconvenience."

The affected products are its Yummy Mum's Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Granary

and Chicken Salad (sandwich on Turkish flat bread) both with a use by date of 30 June 2016, 180g Mum's Chicken Salad (Deli Pot) with a use by date 03 July 2016 and 480g Market Picnic Mezze Set with a use by date 02 July 2016

The Food Standards Agency said: "Under-cooked chicken is a potential risk to health because the cooking process may not have removed any potential contamination which can be present in raw chicken meat.

"If you have bought the above product, do not eat it.

"Instead, return it to the store where it was bought from for a full refund."