Six Products Recalled By Manufacturer Muller As ‘Precautionary Measure’
Specialist Public Health lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have expressed their concerns after it was revealed that six Cadbury dessert products were being recalled by their manufacturer.
In what is described as a ‘precautionary measure’ by manufacturer Muller, the six products, including iconic names Flake and Dairy Milk Buttons are being taken from supermarket shelves, with the public being advised not to eat the products and return any purchased for a refund.
The six Cadbury products affected by the Foods Standard Agency (FSA) alert are Flake Chocolate; Dairy Milk Buttons; Daim Chocolate; Crunchie Chocolate; Dairy Milk Chunks Chocolate and Heroes Chocolate.
The use by dates for the products involved are 17 and 18 May.
The Public Health team at Irwin Mitchell have vast experience in supporting people affected by illness in the UK and abroad, from salmonella to listeria, such as Toby Carvery outbreak in 2015 and the Cadburys Salmonella Montevideo cases. The firm has recently successfully concluded a case for a seriously injured man who contracted Listeria from a restaurant in London. While listeria symptoms can be mild in some people, for the very young, those over 65 and pregnant women, there is increased risk of serious infection.
Expert Opinion“Given the serious consequences that they can cause in vulnerable groups, the effects of bacteria like Listeria must never be underestimated. This news is particularly concerning, given these are all popular products, particularly with young children.
“Alerts issued by the FSA on any food product are always a worry and while it is welcome there have been no reports of anyone seriously impacted, people should make sure any such products are returned uneaten for a refund.
“Through our work, we regularly support clients who have been seriously affected by bacterial illnesses and we know they can be much more serious than many people realise.
“Once the recall has concluded, it will be vital to see an investigation carried out, so that lessons can be learned. Such incidents are thankfully rare in the UK and vigilance is essential to ensure such events reman isolated incidents.” Jatinder Paul, Partner
Symptoms of listeria can include high temperature, aches and pains and chills, coupled with sickness and diarrhoea. Anyone with concerns should contact their GP.