High-street chain Pret A Manger said it will be removing all chicken products from their menu as a “precautionary measure” due to concerns of a possible “food safety risk” with their supplier.
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It comes after budget supermarket Aldi announced it would be recalling all of its chicken and bacon Caesar wraps earlier today.
Pret said the removal of the products is a “precautionary measure” due to concerns of a possible “food safety risk” with their supplier.
A Pret A Manger spokesperson told the MailOnline : “As a precautionary measure, we’ve temporarily removed the majority of chicken items on our menu due to a potential food safety risk at one of our suppliers.
“We hope to have these products back in shops soon. We apologise for any inconvenience.”
Aldi is recalling some of its chicken wraps because of fears some are also tainted with the bacteria.
The discount supermarket chain is recalling its Eat + Go chicken and bacon Caesar wraps, both double and triple options.
The affected wraps have the sell-by date of today, May 11.
The supermarket has put up signs in stores to let customers know about the recall.
Anyone who has bought one of the wraps can take it back to an Aldi store for a refund.
The Food Standards Agency, which regulates food in the UK, said: “Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps.”
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Aldi said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation.”
This year has already seen a host of supermarkets and big brands recall products tainted with salmonella.
The most high profile has been Kinder, which had to recall its Kinder Surprise and Mini Egg chocolates as more than 100 people caught food poisoning from the treats.
A mum told how her three-year-old daughter was left looking “dead behind the eyes” after she claims she contracted salmonella from eating a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg.
Charlotte Wingfield shared photos of her little girl Brooklyn-Mai whose temperature spiked to 39c because of the food poisoning.
Kinder issued warnings to people who had bought any of its products not to eat them and the company’s chocolate factory in Belgium was ordered to close.
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In February health food store Holland & Barrett recalled its hulled sesame seeds over salmonella.
The same month saw Waitrose recall green pesto with basil over the gastrointestinal disease.
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In March, Lidl issued a recall for its Alesto Californian roasted and salted pistachios for the same reason.
In the same month, supermarket Iceland recalled one of its curries because some of the packs contained a totally different dish – with an undeclared substance.
Iceland sells frozen ‘takeaway chicken bhuna’ ready meals, which can be heated up at home.
But some of these packs actually contained a different curry – ‘takeaway creamy butter chicken’.
As the name suggests, the butter chicken packs contain milk.
Milk allergies are rare among adults, but “may be lifelong and severe” in a minority, according to the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology.